Sale Sharks are reportedly on the verge of adding exciting South African Embrose Papier playmaker ahead of the 2019 Gallagher Premiership season.
The 22-year-old, who has seven Test matches to his name which all came in 2018, fell out of favour with national coach Rassie Erasmus and was not named in the 31-man squad that will do battle in Japan.
Instead, the Boks have opted for Faf de Klerk, Herschel Jantjies and Cobus Reinach as their three No 9s in the squad.
According to multiple sources, Papier is set to join Sale on loan.
The Springboks, meanwhile, open their World Cup account against the defending champion All Blacks in Yokohama this Saturday.