Gaskell weighs up offers before deciding future
December 20, 2013
James Gaskell has been strongly linked with Wasps © Getty Images
Sale Sharks flanker James Gaskell will listen to offers from other clubs before deciding where his future lies.
Former England Saxons captain Gaskell has been strongly linked with a move to Wasps for next season. And the 23-year-old has revealed he has already told Sale boss Steve Diamond he will wait until the new year to make a decision on his long-term future.
After January 1 Gaskell will be free to talk terms with rival Aviva Premiership clubs, and he told the Manchester Evening News he intends to take that opportunity.
"There are a lot of decisions I have to make," Gaskell said. "I've spoken to Dimes [Steve Diamond] and I've been open and honest throughout the whole thing.
"I've said all along I'm going to wait until January and I'll make my decision then and whatever I decide it will be purely based on rugby and where I see myself developing the best. If it's here, it's here and if not it will be with a new club. There's a lot to weigh up and a lot of people to talk to first."
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd
For the first time in 2014, Tiger Woods will enter the final round of a golf tournament with a legitimate chance to win
Alexander Gustafsson earned an impressive win on Saturday, knocking out a previously unbeaten Jimi Manuwa in the second round of their light heavyweight fight. The bout headlined UFC Fight Night 37 at the O2 Arena in London
Andy Murray fought from a set and a break down to overcome Lukas Rosol and reach the third round at Indian Wells
The Sharks have seen off a resilient Lions side to reclaim top spot on the Super Rugby ladder, with flanker Marcell Coetzee scoring a try in the final minutes to secure a bonus-point victory for the Durban
The Bulls defeat the Blues, scoring four tries to one in a game that belied a heavy pitch that had been waterlogged 24 hours earlier following several days of rain
With just two rounds left in the 2014 championship, the intensity cranks up a notch at Twickenham. Tom Hamilton previews the weekend's action
Only Chelsea and Liverpool can win the Premier League this season, despite Jose Mourinho's claims
Australian Rugby Union officials in recent times have "lacked authority" when negotiating with New Zealand and South Africa, and they need to show "more backbone" when pushing national causes, Greg Growden reports
Tottenham have not won a game at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea since 1990, but there revival under Tim Sherwood could see them upset the odds in this London derby
Last year's thrashing at the hands of Wales was not the first time England have fallen to their rivals. Scrum Sevens looks at whether they have bounced back the following year