After giving us a fascinating explanation as to why he's frustrated at Bordeaux just last week, it would appear Ian Madigan's move to the Premiership is getting nearer.
The 27-year-old fly-half admitted he was extremely keen to move back to Ireland, but with Connacht seemingly shutting the door on the Ireland international on Saturday and the rest of the provinces healthy in the 10 position, it's likely that a move to England will be as near as Madigan gets to a return home.
It was reported early last week that Northampton are the favourites to secure his services, with a move for a new 10 a necessity for the struggling Saints due to JJ Hanrahan's move back to Munster from next season.
Via French-based rugby scribe Gavin Mortimer on Twitter, the Saints have tabled an offer to Madigan worth £500,000 (€585,000) per year, which - compared with a report by Wales Online 12 months ago - would make Madigan one of the 10 highest-earning rugby union players in the world.
Madigan's former teammate Johnny Sexton earns a near identical salary and is currently the 7th-highest earner in the world.