Beleaguered English and European champions Saracens are set to lose at least six England internationals following the club’s relegation from the Premiership.
The defending Premiership champions were relegated from England’s top flight after being found to have breached the £7-million ($9m, €8.4m) salary cap limit imposed on all 12 clubs.
According the Daily Mail, locks George Kruis and Nick Isiekwe, flank Ben Earl, utility player Alex Lozowski, hooker Jack Singleton and scrumhalf Ben Spencer are all heading for the exit doors at Sarries.
Kruis is considering a lucrative move to Japan, while the other five are in advanced talks with Saracens’ Premiership rivals.
Earl is close to a loan move to Bristol, Isiekwe has held talks with Gloucester and Sale and there’s interest from Bath, Gloucester and Sale in the services of Lozowski. Meanwhile, Singleton is set to join Leicester and Spencer is close to agreeing a move to Bath.
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Furthermore, Vincent Koch is prepared to stay and play for Sarries in the second division, but Sale and Bath have already expressed interest in signing the World Cup-winning Springbok prop.
Saracens are expecting their Lions stars – George, Elliot Daly, Owen Farrell, Maro Itoje, Billy and Mako Vunipola – to stay to take up part-sabbatical arrangements.
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