The Cardiff Blues and Toulon have both made offers to Wales star Leigh Halfpenny as he ponders where to play his rugby next season.
Halfpenny, currently at Toulon, has reportedly been offered a bumper deal to extend his stay at the Top 14 club with reports in the Daily Mail suggesting they have tabled a deal worth in the region of £750,000 to the fullback.
He joined Toulon from the Cardiff Blues in 2014 but his former region are keen to bring him back to the PRO12 on a dual contract joint funded by the Welsh Rugby Union.
“We’ve been in conversation with Leigh’s representatives for some time now,” Blues CEO Richard Holland told BBC Radio Wales.
“In conjunction with the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU), we’re very hopeful that we can put a package on the table by way of a national dual contract to bring him back to Cardiff Blues.
“We’re working very closely with [WRU chief executive] Martyn Phillips and his team and let’s hope we can do that for the good of Welsh rugby and Cardiff Blues.”
The Blues will hope ‘Gatland’s Law’ plays a key role in tempting Halfpenny back with Wales only allowed to pick three overseas-based players in any squad.
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