Nick Cummins could make a rapid return to Australian rugby with reports that he is close to sealing a deal with the Western Force.
The Wallabies winger left the franchise in Western Australia at the end of the Super Rugby season to join Japanese club the Coca Cola Red Sparks.
He made the move for family reasons, with two of his siblings suffering from cystic fibrosis and his father Mark having being diagnosed with cancer.
However it now seems he could be back as early as the start of the 2015 Super Rugby season, with a decision expected in the next few days.
The return would likely be through a loan deal, according to the West Australian, and would be a similar deal to the one that saw George Smith return to the Brumbies over the last two seasons while on loan from Suntory Sungoliath.
While Cummins edges closer to a Force return, one winger who won’t be joining the franchise is Manuel Montero.
The promising winger had been linked with the Perth outfit, but it seems he will not be joining the club for next season.