WRU confirm ongoing talks to bring Leigh Halfpenny back to Wales

Leigh Halfpenny has been heavilly linked with a move to Scarlets this summer. David Rogers/Getty Images

Welsh Rugby Union chairman Gareth Davies has confirmed that "talks are ongoing" to bring Leigh Halfpenny back to play in Wales.

The British & Irish Lions fullback left Toulon in the summer and while Davies refused to say which of Welsh regions Halfpenny would join, he has been linked to a move to Llanelli Scarlets.

"We're looking forward to bring him back to play his rugby in Wales so that he's considered as one of the game's heroes and that the kids and the next generation can see one of our best players play in Wales," Davies told BBC Wales.

However, Scarlets general manager Jon Daniels refused to confirm that Halfpenny would be heading to Llanelli.

"If there is anything on Leigh Halfpenny in the near future, I am sure the Welsh Rugby Union will be making that statement when they are ready to do so. Until then we are getting on with our preparations," Daniels said.