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Sale Sharks looking to snap up Manu Tuilagi after Leicester exit

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The England centre left Leicester Tigers earlier this week after a contract stand-off.

Sale Sharks have made contact with Manu Tuilagi over a deal to sign the England centre, the PA news agency understands.

The Sharks sit second in the Gallagher Premiership and recruiting Tuilagi – who left Leicester Tigers earlier this week – would provide a considerable boost to their title challenge.

Leicester confirmed British and Irish Lions star Tuilagi as one of five frontline stars leaving the club on Tuesday, following a clutch of contract stand-offs.

Manu Tuilagi, pictured, could sign for Sale Sharks having left Leicester Tigers over a contract dispute (Adam Davy/PA)

Chief executive Andrea Pinchen claimed Tuilagi, Telusa Veainu, Greg Bateman, Noel Reid and Kyle Eastmond had refused to accept 25 per cent pay cuts for one year, with the Tigers battling both the coronavirus fallout and future salary cap reductions.

"The majority of people are going down that path with us, and a handful couldn't," said the Tigers' chief executive on Wednesday.

Tuilagi and the other players leaving Leicester are understood to have the ability to sue the Tigers for constructive dismissal.

This group can effectively walk away as free agents due to breach of contract.

Most top clubs around the world already have their playing budgets in place for the short and medium term, but there will be several options open to Tuilagi given his potent game-breaking qualities.

The 29-year-old will have suitors in Japan and France, but will need to remain on home shores to guarantee he can continue to command selection for England.

The Rugby Football Union is expected to continue with its policy of refusing to consider overseas-based players for international selection.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CLiverpool38323385335299
2Manchester CityMan City382639102356781
3Manchester UnitedMan Utd391813867373067
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5Leicester CityLeicester381881267412662
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8Arsenal381414105648856
9Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd381412123939054
10Burnley38159144350-754
11Everton401411154858-1053
12Southampton38157165160-952
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14Crystal Palace381110173150-1943
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton38914153954-1541
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham38109194962-1339
17Aston Villa3898214167-2635
RBournemouth3897224065-2534
RWatford38810203664-2834
RNorwich CityNorwich3856272675-4921
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