Sale keen on Alberto de Marchi
February 28, 2014
Alberto de Marchi has been linked with Sale © Getty Images
Sale are understood to be interested in securing the services of Italy prop Alberto de Marchi.
De Marchi had been linked with a move to Toulon as an injury joker for Andrew Sheridan. Martin Castrogiovanni revealed the news to journalists in the lead up to Italy's match against Scotland but ESPN understands that deal has now fallen through.
And Sale, who are looking to bolster their options in the front-row, have been speaking to De Marchi and are keen to secure a deal for the loose-head who has played 15 times for Italy.
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd
Tom Hamilton is the Assistant Editor of ESPNscrum.
"The loudest cheer at a rugby game, away from social media gimmicks, pumping music and pyrotechnics will always be for a try." Tom Hamilton on the Twickenham atmosphere
"The only thing that will stop this England team from becoming a great team is themselves. They need to ask themselves 'what can we be?'" The Phil Vickery column
The latest Monday Maul looks at the hectic final weekend, the Lions hangover, the superb Mike Brown and the 'selfie'
"At the crux of this England team is a lack of fear, they are not afraid to throw playbooks out of the window." Tom Hamilton reports from Twickenham