Toulon close in on new signings

Date published: November 29 2016

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Toulon are reportedly interested in the services of New Zealand duo Israel Dagg and Malakai Fekitoa after meeting with the players last week.

Midi Olympique reported that Dagg and Fekitoa met with the Toulon owner, Mourad Boudjellal, at a hotel, with Dagg receiving an offer. New Zealand played France in Paris last weekend.

This is not the first time Dagg has been linked with a move abroad. The full-back turned winger was last week linked with a move to Irish side Leinster. Dagg had an excellent season for the All Blacks, fighting his way back into the team after his omission from last year's World Cup squad.

Midi Olympique said Toulon still face stiff competition from Bordeaux and Toulouse for Dagg's services. The paper said the French giants didn't face any competition for Fekitoa's signature, but was yet to make an offer.

Dagg and Fekitoa might not be the only All Blacks to leave, with Aaron Cruden reportedly interested in joining the exodus. The fly-half, who has played second fiddle to Beauden Barrett all season, has been linked with a move to Montpellier.

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