Wales flanker Justin Tipuric is increasingly likely to stay with the Ospreys after having his salary valuation increased by a Welsh rugby panel, according to Wales Online.
The report suggests Ospreys have long been optimistic he would remain at the Liberty, and the chances of such a scenario unfolding have now significantly improved, with negotiations believed to be well-advanced.
Tipuric had been heavily linked with a £500,000-year move to Bristol Bears, while numerous French clubs, including Lyon, are also said to have been tracking him.
The 30-year-old, who currently takes home around £200,000 is now set to earn anywhere between £250,000 and £450,000 after his agent won an appeal for his wage rating to be improved.
You can read more about how the Wales salaries are decided here.
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Meanwhile, Bristol Bears are now likely to turn their attention to Exeter Chiefs back-rower Matt Kvesic.
Pat Lam’s men are likely to have competition for the talented flanker, who is out of contract in the summer, with Worcester Warriors also very interested.