Negotiations remain ongoing between Harlequins and star fly-half Marcus Smith over a new mega-money contract.
The England international will hope that such a deal will take him into the top 10 highest paid players in the Gallagher Premiership, with the 22-year-old currently outside of that list.
Smith has two years remaining on his current contract, which earns him wages of £520,000 per season, a figure that he wants to increase significantly with his new deal.
The lowest earner in the current top 5 earns £640,000 per season…
Top 5 highest paid Premiership stars:
#5. Dan Biggar (Wales/Northampton Saints) – £640,000
Biggar is one of Wales’ top players. The outside-half also plays for Northampton, joining the Saints in 2018 and winning the Premiership Rugby Cup with them the following year. He’s got over 90 caps for Wales and, amongst other honours, was voted the 2015 BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year.