Montpellier boss Philippe Saint-André has responded to reports that England and Leicester Tigers fly-half George Ford could join Montpellier next summer.
He said: “We are following the market for open-backs. We know that George Ford could be available.
“He has good kicking play and good match management with a lot of experience. ”
The Leicester Tigers player, who is not currently in Eddie Jones’ plans, has an exit clause in his contract, according to The Rugby Paper.
Despite Ford being on the French sides shortlist, it’s believed they’d only be able to offer him in the region of £300,000-£350,000.
This likely won’t be enough to tempt Ford away on this occasion, but based on current Premiership form you’d imagine more and more clubs will start making him offers.
Montpellier have also reportedly approached Toulon playmaker Anthony Belleau. The 25-year-old, who has accumulated 12 France caps, is thought to be a more affordable options, although there is also interest from Clermont.
Monday’s transfer gossip
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SIGNED: Gloucester Rugby Academy centre, Jack Reeves, has signed a two year loan deal with New England Free Jacks. FULL STORY
LEAVING? Sale Sharks have four players called Du Preez on their books but could have one fewer from the start of next season with lock JP out of contract this summer. FULL STORY