Henry Slade is the latest Exeter Chiefs star to be linked with a move overseas with The Rugby Paper linking him with a move to France.
He’s under contract for the next few years but this is reportedly ‘not putting off’ Toulon, who recently bought Cheslin Kolbe out of his Toulouse contract.
He started both of Exeter’s victories in the Champions Cup and Premiership finals during the 2020/2021 campaign, and was man of the match during the latter
Slade made his debut for England in a match against the Barbarians on 1 June 2014, and has gone onto win 38 caps for his country thus far.
DID YOU KNOW? Slade has Type 1 diabetes, and often injects insulin at half-time in a game.
Five other England internationals linked with shock transfers this summer, including Tom Curry.
#1. Jonathan Joseph
The Rugby Paper reported at the start of May that the England and British Lions centre was in talks with Toulon about a switch to the Côte d’Azur this summer.
The deal appeared to be done when last weekend the former Top 14 and European champions announced the signing on their website only to take down the post minutes later.
DID YOU KNOW? Joseph attended Millfield School and came through the London Irish academy after he spent his teenage years playing at Newbury RFC