Chris Ashton undecided on Northampton Saints future

Chris Ashton
Ashton is available to feature for Saints again after serving a four-week ban

Northampton wing Chris Ashton has not made a decision on where his future lies and is unlikely to do so until next month, BBC Look East understands.

The 24-year-old, who is out of contract later this year, has been able to talk to other clubs since New Year's Day.

And while the England star has yet to finalise his future, it is thought he is leaning towards a change of club after four years at Franklin's Gardens.

Saracens are reportedly interested in taking on the 18-time capped flyer.

Andy Farrell, who is first-team coach with the Premiership champions, will be able to spend time with Ashton during next month's Six Nations in his role as assistant to interim England boss Stuart Lancaster.

A situation that has been criticised by Leicester's director of rugby Richard Cockerill.

Saints have said they will not break the bank to keep hold of Ashton, who has scored 90 tries in 104 appearances for Jim Mallinder's side.

And Mallinder said last week that Ashton has appeared reluctant to discuss a new deal with last season's Heineken Cup finalists.

The former rugby league player is available for selection for Friday's Premiership clash with leaders Harlequins after serving a four-week ban for dragging Alesana Tuilagi by his hair in the defeat by Leicester.

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