Toulon still in discussions with Ashton
SALE Sharks have been strongly linked to making a shock move to sign former England star Chris Ashton but as yet there has been no comment from the club to confirm or deny the rumours.
Ashton, who broke the French Top 14 try scoring record last season at Toulon with 24 scores in 23 games, is looking to cut his stay in France short to chase an England recall.
His family are also reported to be struggling to settle in France.
And Sale, who are in search for a full-back are understood to be leading the way to land him.
This week Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal confirmed Ashton’s future is up in the air. He said: “We hope that Chris Ashton will stay at Toulon.
“There have been a lot of twists on this issue. We are currently in discussions with him.
“There is no ultimatum about it. There are different issues – family problems and the problem of selection. We want him to stay. The ball is in his court.”