Rob Baxter is reported to have held talks with Fijian star lock Leone Nakarawa about joining Exeter Chiefs next season, according to The Rugby Paper.
The DIrector of Rugby is looking to bolster his second row options following the confirmed departure of two internationals in Jonny Hill and Sam Skinner.
The 33-year-old Olympic gold medallist in sevens is currently at French Top 14 glamour club Toulon having had a move to join Ulster breakdown after intriguingly failing a medical at the United Rugby Championship side.
Chiefs have also been linked with a move for England international George Kruis, who is set to return to the Premiership following a stint in Japan.
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