Wasps and England star James Haskell has been linked with a move to join Bristol Rugby next season according to reports.
The 32-year-old is one of the most experienced players in the current Enghasquad having gained 75 caps for his country in a 10-year international career.
Te flanker has also taken the rare step for an English player of playing in New Zealand for the Highlanders, France with Stade Francais and Japan with the Ricoh Black Rams – experiencing club rugby around the world.
Speaking in an interview with The Rugby Pod podcast last week Haskell addressed the rumours directly.
He said: “I am out of contract at Wasps [at the end of the season]. I am honestly, and this is genuine I am not making excuses, I have not had a conversation with anyone about anything, I have just been trying to get my stuff in order with my playing.
“I think that kind of being left out of the England squad, it was the first time I have been left out when I am fully fit and able to play, it has just refocused “