Leicester Tigers chase Worcester's Miles Benjamin

Miles Benjamin
Benjamin starred as England Saxons beat Canada in the Churchill Cup final

Leicester Tigers are in talks with Worcester Warriors wing Miles Benjamin over a move to Welford Road for next season, reports BBC Radio Leicester.

The England Saxons star, 23, has been offered a new deal to stay at Sixways.

But his contract runs out at the end of this campaign and he is now free to talk to other clubs.

Director of rugby Richard Cockerill: "We have spoken to Miles and have had positive vibes but there is no ink on paper so there is nothing to report."

Worcester are keen to hold onto their academy graduate and have presented the Solihull-born flyer with a new contract which has, so far, remained unsigned.

Head coach Richard Hill told BBC Hereford & Worcester: "Miles and his agent say they have not made a decision yet, I can only hope we can turn him round to stay at the club through some good results and moving up the table."

Benjamin impressed for the Saxons in the Churchill Cup in the summer, scoring a hat-trick in the 87-8 demolition of the USA and scoring two tries as they beat Canada in the final.

Horacio Agulla, 27, and Alesana Tuilgai, 31, could both be moving on in the summer and Cockerill is eager to strengthen his backline.

"We are interested in wingers and Miles is one of several players we are talking to," Cockerill added.

"Horacio is out of contract and we need to see what happens there with Argentina and the Four Nations and those guys being unavailable for large parts of the season.

"With Horacio it is just the balance of how many players we will be missing at one time.

"We have six or seven English guys missing during the season so can we afford to have Horacio away for September, half of October and November? You have to manage guys being away.

"Alesana is out of contract with reports Japanese clubs are after him, which is a very hard marketplace to compete with.

"This will probably be his last contract. If there is huge money closer to home, then there is the danger we could lose him. I think the money the Japanese are talking is probably three or times what we can afford pay so will have to see how that pans out."