GOSSIP: Josh Charnley heading for rugby union?

The end of last season saw Wigan Warriors lose one of their star wingers as Joe Burgess left the DW Stadium to chance his arm in the NRL – but could another be on the way soon?

It’s been reported, initially in The Rugby Paper over the weekend, that Josh Charnley could potentially be set for a move to rugby union with Sale Sharks the club chasing his signature.

Whether this move would happen in time for the start of the new rugby union season or would be held off until the end of the current Super League campaign is unclear, but reports suggest Charnley is certainly commanding interest from the Sharks.

The Manchester Evening News have reported that Sale were interested in the winger before, and have now revived their interest in him.

With former Wigan assistant coach Paul Deacon currently working for the Premiership club as a coach too, there is an obvious link for the move, too.

Would he be a good fit for rugby union? Or will he stay in league with the Warriors?