RFU respond to reports their could be rule change for Manu Tuilagi

3. Beziers

Beziers, who are subject of a huge takeover from the UAW, are reportedly interested in bringing in the England centre.

The club won multiple French Championships throughout the 1970s and 1980s, with 11 titles to their name, before dropping into the lower divisions in France, falling into the third-tier Federale 1 in 2009.

If their takeover succeeds, the consortium plan to inject 10 million euros from the first season in order to pay off the debts of the club, buy back the loans in progress and, above all, “recruit heavy”.

It remains to be seen whether Tuilagi would be willing to play in the second division for at least one season, as the British Lions tour looms next summer.