Sale Sharks have revealed they are trying to sign hooker Tommy Taylor and centre Will Addison to new deals.
Taylor, 24, has scored 25 points in 85 appearances for the Premiership club, while Addison, 23, has featured in 62 games since his debut in 2011.
Both players are out of contract at the end of the current season.
"My opinion is Tommy Taylor is the leader of the gang of those young lads at Sale," director of rugby Steve Diamond told BBC Radio Manchester.
"He's spiritually born and bred here, and for him to leave us would be a disaster."