Jonny May, Ed Slater poised for a swap

Jonny May is set to move to Leicester Tigers
Jonny May is set to move to Leicester Tigers

Gloucester's Jonny May and Leicester Tigers' Ed Slater are all set to be swapped ahead of the upcoming season.

England international May is a product of Gloucester rugby academy and made his professional rugby debut with the Cherry and Whites in 2009 while former Leicester captain Slater joined Tigers in 2010 and has made over 100 appearances for the Welford outfit.

May's contract with Gloucester originally ends at the end of the 2017/18 season but according to reports, Leicester is expected to compensate for the loss as they look to bolster their squad following the exit of Peter Betham and JP Pietersen.

The deal is expected to be finalised following the medicals according to BBC Radio Leicester.

May, who made his England debut in June 2013 against Argentina has been capped 27 times in which he has scored nine tries.

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