Toulon release statement to respond to rumours Chris Ashton is leaving

Toulon have moved to deny speculation that Chris Ashton has requested an early release from his contract in order to boost his chances of playing for England at next year’s World Cup.

In fact, the winger has asked for a contract extension at the Stade Mayol, according to the club.

“Following rumors circulating on some media, the RCT confirms that winger Chris Ashton is still under contract with the club for two seasons,” the statement said.

“To date, no request for termination of contract has been made by Chris Ashton. On the contrary, the English winger has asked for an extension of his contract for a complementary season. The club is studying this possibility.

“Any other information disseminated in the media may be considered completely unfounded.”

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