Sale signings key to keeping Cipriani

19th Aug 2014, 12:55

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Wants more: Cipriani

Wants more: Cipriani

Sale fly-half Danny Cipriani has said he would be happy to stay at the club if they match his ambitions and add more quality to the squad.

Sale fly-half Danny Cipriani has said he would be tempted to stay at the club if they can match his ambitions and add more quality to the current squad.

The international ten, who joined the Sharks two seasons ago, has one year left to run on his deal as speculation mounts over his playing future.

"I've thoroughly enjoyed my time up here," the 26-year-old told Press Association Sport at a pre-season media day at the AJ Bell Stadium.

"If we keep striving and keep being ambitious, then it's a club that I am going to want to stay at. I've made a lot of friends here and the staff and the players are excellent.

"If the ambition is to add to our squad in a powerful way, it's somewhere that I'd want to be."

Cipriani has also sighted last year's situation with now Leicester fly-half Freddie Burns as being a reason why he has not yet entered into contract negotiations with the north west-based side.

"Pre-season has been pretty hectic," he added.

"I just want to get the first couple of games out of the way and then, when there's a break or a bit more time to talk about it, I'll just get on with it.

"But I'm not going to let it clog my mind because, you saw with Freddie last year, he had the whole year thinking about where he's going to go. So if it happens, it happens. I'm just going to worry about my rugby at the moment."

Cipriani's view on recruitment is a point echoed by director of rugby Steve Diamond.

"He's pretty settled here," said the boss.

"I think we've got to show, as a club, our intent moving forward with our recruitment policy like we've done this year."