England and Leicester Tigers scrum-half Ben Youngs has been linked with a shock exit from Welford Road at the end of the season.
Rugby Inside Line, an account renowned for their contacts in the game, has revealed that the playmaker is considering a change.
It was reported by the Mail in September that the 28-year-old, who is out of contract at the end of the season, would sign a new deal later that month to take him through to after the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
However, three months on and there is still no official confirmation from Leicester, which has led to speculation regarding his future.
TRANSFER RUMOUR: With the trial and tribulations Leicester Tigers are facing currently, it is rumoured Ben Youngs is considering his situation when his contract comes to an end. Clubs that may prove suitable include Bath and Exeter. Allegedly in talks with Bristol. pic.twitter.com/k4PG0bWsYs
— RugbyInsideLine (@RugbyInsideLine) January 7, 2018
Inside Line has suggested that Bath and Exeter Chiefs are interested while promotion hunting Bristol have allegedly already made contact and spoken with Youngs about joining Pat Lam’s star-studded side.
Despite signing international stars such as All Blacks Charles Piutau and Steve Luatua as well as Ireland fly-half Ian Madigan, Bristol has so far been unable to secure the addition of a current England international.