Marland Yarde is STAYING in the Premiership but is leaving Harlequins

England winger Marland Yarde has reportedly turned down a chance to move to France and has instead signed a deal to join Sale Sharks.

BT Sport and Harlequins Ugo Monye revealed: “I’ve heard he’s signed for the Sale Sharks.

“Just to be clear on this he will be playing for Sale Sharks next season. But I think he might be available for selection for Sale in the next couple of weeks.


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“This could be one of the first times we’ve seen this in rugby, especially in recent years and a midway season transfer.

“Clearly things aren’t great at Harlequins for him at the moment. Hopefully he’ll find some of his form up at Sale.”


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When asked about the rumours, Sale’s director of rugby Steve Diamond added: “There’s lots of rumours around all clubs when players like him become available.

“Everybody would have a look at him but no as far as I know we’ve not spoke to anybody.

“And we are just concentrating on Exeter.

“Young 25-year-old England players are people who we like to have look at.”

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