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Club Rugby

Northampton Saints in talks to sign Wales star George North

George North has one year left on his contract withScarlets

George North's agent has revealed that Northampton Saints are in talks with Scarlets to sign the Wales winger.

The giant three-quarter, who helped his country retain their Six Nations crown with a record 30-3 victory over England in Cardiff, has one year left on his contract with the west Wales region.

The 20-year-old has been linked with a move to France, but his agent, Christian Abt confirmed discussions are being held with the Saints.

Abt said: "There has been an approach between the two clubs to discuss a possible transfer. Ideally, it will resolve itself in the next couple of weeks."