Saracens claim that seven Aviva Premiership clubs have indicated they want the existing salary cap system scrapped.
Bath have announced renewed contracts for back-row trio Matt Garvey, Leroy Houston and Guy Mercer.
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England second row Joe Launchbury is set to miss the RBS 6 Nations campaign after undergoing neck surgery.
New Zealand star Dan Carter will join French club Racing Metro at the end of 2015 on a three-year contract.
Rob Baxter's Exeter jigsaw for next season is already well advanced after putting three more key pieces into place.
Harlequins have announced the signing of former Australia Test captain James Horwill.
Toulon's Delon Armitage has been given a 12-week suspension for misconduct over an incident against Leicester.
Toulon prop Martin Castrogiovanni has been fined and given a suspended four-match ban for his criticism of Leicester.