Former France international lock and Brive captain Arnaud Mela looks set to end his career with the Top 14 club after extending his contract there by two years.
Racing Metro are reportedly winning the race to sign All Black Dan Carter in a deal that is tipped to make him the highest paid player in the game.
Former France captain Fabien Galthie is on the point of leaving his post as coach of Top 14 side Montpellier according to some reports.
Clermont's Georgian international flank Victor Kolelishvili is likely to be ruled out for the rest of the season with a serious knee injury.
Two time European Cup champions Toulon have accepted and set a date for the challenge presented to them by the Sharks.
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