Toulon have gone almost six months without signing a world class international rugby player, and such an extended period without recruitment has evidently made Mourad Boudjellal restless.
The Toulon owner has confirmed that the club have held talks with Sonny Bill Williams' agent with a view of re-signing the New Zealand centre. Boudjellal confirmed that the meeting took place to Var Matin, although stressed that nothing had been signed:
Nothing was done.
I have no idea whether he is going to come or not and I can only confirm that the world champion has lots of choices.
If it is just about the money, then he won’t be coming to Toulon. But if it’s a love story, he will find his way back to the RCT (Toulon).
It is the choice of the player where he goes and to date there is nothing sorted.
Williams previously played with Toulon back in 2008, when he converted from Rugby League to join the French side, then coached by Tana Umaga. Williams then rejected an eye-watering deal with Toulon in 2010- which would have made him the best-paid player in the world - to return to New Zealand to play with the Crusaders and New Zealand at the 2011 World Cup.
Any possible return to Toulon would be completed after the forthcoming Olympic games, as Williams will compete for New Zealand at the rugby 7s.