The Rugby Football Union and Wigan can confirm that discussions are taking place regarding the possible signing of Andrew Farrell.
Although the talks have not been concluded and an agreement has not been reached, discussions are continuing and all parties feel it is now the appropriate time to respond to the speculation surrounding them.
The RFU and Wigan can confirm that Andrew Farrell is the only player under discussion.
Any agreement will be subject to the approval of the two boards, Andrew Farrell, Premier Rugby Ltd and a Zurich Premiership club to contract the player with the RFU.
The Wigan club are currently discussing the matter with Andrew Farrell and no time frame can be given for any talks to be concluded.