Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal has confirmed that France captain Guilhem Guirado will depart the club at the end of the current season.
Stade Français have been chasing the 32-year-old hooker it appears that Montpellier are leading the race for the experienced front rowers signature.
Boudjellal said Guirado “needs a change of scenery and wanted to get closer to Perpignan”.
“I have met a great deal of people in rugby and Guirado is one of those really, really good people. A wonderful player and a wonderful human being, a great guy,” said Boudjellal.
The 32-year-old joined Toulon in 2014 after 12 seasons at Perpignan and also became France captain in 2015 when Guy Noves took over as France coach.