Clermont Auvergne respond to interest in signing Paddy Jackson

Clermont Auvergne head coach Franck Azema says the club are not interested in signing Irish fly-half Paddy Jackson.

report by the Sunday Times indicated London Irish and Clermont Auvergne were interested in signing Jackson but the French club moved quickly to distance themselves from the 26-year-old.

“There has been no contact between Paddy Jackson and the club and no desire on our part to engage his services,” Azema told the club’s official website.

“I trust our players in this position where we do not lack resources with Camille Lopez, Patricio Fernandez, Ice Toeava and Dorian Lavernhe who continues to progress and whom we trust.

“With the constraints imposed by the salary cap, it is not possible to strengthen the position of fly-half, where the internal solutions are numerous.”

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