However, other Premiership club owners have voted against the move as the move was set to allow Itoje to still be available for the national team. Eddie Jones, and other senior Twickenham officials hoped Itoje’s switch would be approved and help ensure one of England’s key players would be suitably primed for international duty.
But the other Premiership clubs have reportedly blocked the loan proposal as they believe it does not fit the “exceptional circumstances” clause.
“This goes against the agreement so we are definitely opposed to it,” said one club owner.
This move could see Itoje remain at Saracens during their first season once they are relegated.