Leone Nakarawa is reportedly facing the sack after failing to report for duty last week with Racing 92.
The 31-year-old Fijian last played at the World Cup on October 9 in the 29-17 defeat to Wales in Oita.
After winning his 61st Test cap, he was given 15 days mandatory vacation following the elimination of the Flying Fijians from the tournament.
He was meant to report back to his club in France last week but Midi Olympique have reported that the coveted second row is still in Fiji and allegedly has not been in contact with his club for a number of weeks.
But a move to Sale could now happen after Steve Diamond revealed he’d found him.
“We are looking for a high-quality lock,” Diamond said.
“He’s apparently gone missing but we’ve tracked him down and we’re in negotiations at the moment.”