George Ford appears set to leave Leicester at the end of the season, with the former IRB Junior Player of the Year expected to join Bath.
Ford signed a one-year contract extension at the end of last season to bring speculation about his future to a close, but having been unable to negotiate a new deal with Leicester will now move on according to the Leicester Mercury.
Ford made his debut aged just 16 for the Tigers in the LV= Cup but has been searching for more time on the pitch for Leicester over the last two seasons - his biggest match to date coming in the Aviva Premiership semi-final last season.
The 19-year-old is tipped to link up with his father, former England defence coach Mike Ford, at Bath - although Northampton Saints have previously been rumoured as a possible destination.
If Ford does join Bath as expected, the move could force either young Scotland fly-half Tom Heathcote or former All Black Stephen Donald to leave the club.
Leicester are expected to use former Crusaders back Dan Bowden in more of a fly-half role but may also recruit another option before the beginning of next season.