It has been rumoured that Wasps lock Joe Launchbury is looking to depart the Ricoh arena for a new home in Salford, he was spotted touring the Carrington training complex.

With the departure of big names such as Willie le Roux and Nathan Hughes it has become evident that the lock is not happy; the future of outside back Elliot Daly still hangs in the balance.

Sale, who have recently secured players such as Faf de Klerk and Tom Curry on long term deals, would welcome the international lock who has over 50 England caps.

Launchbury would also be eyeing up a sizeable wage increase as reports say he could be doubling his salary from £250,000 to a whopping £500,000.

The loss of the 54-times capped lock would hit Dai Young hard as he is hoping for a low player turnover heading into 2019, not to the mention the experience from his pack that he would be losing.