Premiership’s most decorated club Leicester Tigers are said to be in ‘disarray’ with up to 12 players set to depart the club on free transfers.
The BBC revealed yesterday that players have been offered amended terms as a result of the Premiership salary cap being reduced from 2021-22.
A number of senior Tigers players are involved and it is believed they could leave the club if they decide not to sign new deals at Welford Road.
The Mail Online has since reported that three of those player are England stars George Ford, Manu Tuilagi and Ellis Genge.
They suggest the trio are yet to be tied down to reduced contracts and that any players who do not sign up by the end of Tuesday will be free to leave as their contracts will be terminated.
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It is understood the club made a compromise offer yetserday, but the players want to keep their legal position.
Meanwhile, Argentinian lock Tomas Lavanini, New Zealand flanker Jordan Taufua and Tongan full-back Telusa Veainu are all rumoured to be off to France or Japan.
Tigers are 11th in the Premiership but not in danger of relegation this season as Saracens have already been demoted to next season’s Championship because of salary cap breaches.
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1. Julian Montoya
The 55-cap Argentina hooker has been linked with a move to the Gallagher Premiership ahead of the 2020/21 season.
Players at the Jaguares have reportedly been told by the Argentine Rugby Union (UAR) that they are free to take up offers from offshore clubs to continue playing rugby.
The hooker, who has been linked with a move to Welford Road by Rugby Inside Line, was one of the Pumas star performers at the 2019 Rugby World Cup, scoring four tries, which included a terrific hat-trick against Tonga.