Abrasive lock Eliott Stooke has revealed wants to stay at Bath Rugby and contract talks with the club have in fact already begun.
The 24-year-old, who has represented the England Saxons, is out of contract in the summer and had been heavily linked with a move to Bristol.
However, Stooke has insisted he wants to stay at Bath, revealing negotiations have already begun.
“I’d like to stay on. It’s a great place. I’m happy here, playing some good rugby.” revealed Stooke to the Bath Chronicle.
“I’m happy with the coaches, I’ve got great mates around me and settled in very quickly last year.
“I’m really trying to pick my game up at the moment, so if the club want me I’ll be happy to stay. They’ve started talking.”