29 Nov 2016

Are Dagg and Fekitoa Toulon targets?

9:11 am on 29 November 2016

All Blacks Israel Dagg and Malakai Fekitoa have reportedly met with the Toulon boss to discuss moving to the French rugby club.

Malakai Fekitoa and Israel Dagg celebrate an All Blacks win

Malakai Fekitoa and Israel Dagg have been linked with French rugby club Toulon Photo: Photosport

Newspaper Midi Olympique claim the pair met up with Toulon owner Mourad Boudjellal in a hair salon at a Paris hotel, with Dagg receiving an offer for his services.

It's reported Fekitoa has yet to receive and offer and no other French clubs are chasing his signature.

Toulon are apparently waiting until the futures of their current midfielders, former All Blacks Ma'a Nonu and Maxime Mermoz are set in stone, before moving on Fekitoa.

Outside back Dagg's future is yet to be decided and he's reportedly talked to a couple of other French Top 14 clubs and Irish powerhouse Leinster as well.

All Black winger Israel Dagg in action against Argentina, Buenos Aires, 2016.

All Black winger Israel Dagg in action against Argentina, Buenos Aires, 2016. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Midi Olympique said Toulon face stiff competition from Bordeaux and Toulouse for Dagg's services.

Another All Black on the French rugby radar is Aaron Cruden, with French reports claiming he could be headed to Montpellier on a offer off about $1.5 million (NZ) per season.

French Top 14 club Pau, who have former All Black centre Conrad Smith on their books, have reportedly been in contact with All Black fullback Ben Smith.

Smith, who's off contract in 2017, told reporters on his return to New Zealand this morning that he is considering all options and will talk to his family before making any decisions.