Here we take a look at six transfers which will almost certainly happen this summer (probably).
5. Kieran Brookes – Northampton to Wasps
It was announced in February he would be leaving Northampton Saints at the end of the season with the tighthead immediately linked with a move to Wasps. Brookes, capped 16 times by England, joined the Saints in 2015 having previously had spells at Newcastle Falcons either side of a two-season stay at Leicester Tigers. The Coventry based side have been looking to replace the departing Marty Moore, who leaves the Ricoh this summer to join Ulster. It seems when, not if, in regards to this transfer.
4. Joe Cokanasiga – London Irish to Bath
The powerhouse winger will reportedly become one of the best-paid young players in the game when he is unveiled at Bath this week. The 6ft 3in, 17st 9lb flyer likely to earn in the region of £700,000 over the three years at Bath. The sums reflect the fact that Cokanasiga is one of the hottest properties in the English game. This is a done deal for sure.
3. Ben Foden – Northampton Saints to Rugby United New York
He has been linked with a move to sign for one of the newly formed American clubs as part of recently launched Major League Rugby. The 32-year-old, who leaves Northampton this summer, is reportedly in discussions to become a player-coach at Rugby United New York (RUNY) who will join Major League Rugby in 2019. This move has began to gain momentum in recent days.