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Transfer Rumours: France captain Guilhem Guirado could be leaving Toulon

Billionaire-bankrolled Top 14 giants Montpellier are working to sign France captain Guilhem Guirado from Toulon after next year’s Rugby World Cup.

The rumours on Guirado’s future at Toulon started swirling after early contract talks with officials at the club reached no definitive conclusion, according to twice-weekly rugby newspaper Midi Olympique.

They claim that Montpellier is determined to secure the services of the 60-cap French international to the GGL Stadium, even though South Africa’s 74-cap international Bismarck du Plessis has a contract with the club through to June 2020.

Guirado, who hails from Céret, in the southwestern department of Pyrénées-Orientales, which neighbours the Hérault, of which Montpellier is the capital, is expected to receive an offer ‘commensurate with his international status’, Midi Olympique said.

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