Sale battling to keep Sheridan
Sale admit they are locked in a battle to convince Andrew Sheridan to reject a move to France when his contract expires next summer.
The England prop is considering his options in the Top 14 where clubs operate within a salary cap of nearly twice the £4million limit set by the Aviva Premiership.
Toulon, coached by former Sharks director of rugby Philippe Saint-Andre, head the queue of suitors and Sale head coach Mike Brewer said: "It's fairly well known that Sheri is having a look at France after the next World Cup. His next contract is more than likely to be his last major one."
He added: "He's possibly done everything that he would want to here in England and he's having a look abroad.
"In my discussions with Sheri, I've said that we won't be able to match the big offers he'll get in France.
"But money doesn't drive Andrew - it's about lifestyle and where he feels comfortable."