Mike Brown could be staying in the Gallagher Premiership after a club reportedly offered the ageing fullback a one-year deal.
The former England star joined the Falcons from Harlequins last summer in search of play time but now finds himself without a club once again after the North East club cut his contract short.
Brown, who has already revealed he will pursue a career as an agent when he hangs up his boots, is being lined up as a potential replacement for Simon Hammersley at Sale after the fullback quit.
Alex Sanderson will offer Brown the opportunity to stay in the Premiership when it looked more than likely he’d be stepping down to the Championship with Ealing.
DID YOU KNOW? During his career, he has won three Six Nations Championship titles with England and two English Premiership titles with Harlequins.
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#1. AJ MacGinty to Bristol Bears
Regarded as one of the best fly halves in the Premiership, the 31 year-old links up with Pat Lam once again, having helped Connacht to a maiden PRO12 title during the 2015/16 season.
#2. JP du Preez to Glasgow Warriors
The 6ft 10in lock will join the Warriors from Sale Sharks in the summer subject to visa clearance. Du Preez has only been with Sale for just over a year, having joined the English Premiership club from the Cheetahs, who used to compete in what was then the PRO14.