Fekitoa signs with Toulon – report

Malakai Fekitoa has reportedly signed to play for French rugby club Toulon.

French news outlet L'equipe has reported Toulon owner Mourad Boudjellal announced the signing at a fan event on Monday night (NZT Tuesday), declaring the "imminent arrival of a world champion All Black centre".

The newspaper said the 25-year-old signed with the French club this month.

Boudjellal said the signing was "the biggest coup of the summer in the transfer market".

 But Toulon released a statement on Thursday morning hosing down speculation, saying until moves had been officially confirmed by the club they were only rumours.

Fekitoa was originally left out of the All Blacks squad for the British and Irish Lions series, but was an injury replacement during the series,

He is off contract at the end of the season, but told Stuff in April he was in no rush to make a decision on his future.

​"I don't have a timeframe," Fekitoa said. "I let my management team do all the talking behind the scenes. For me, it's about getting my game right and enjoying my rugby."

Fekitoa has played 24 tests since his 2014 debut.

Toulon have former All Blacks midfielder Ma'a Nonu on their books and just announced the signing of South African outside back JP Pietersen



Photo: PHOTOSPORT (Malakai Fekitoa has reportedly signed with French club Toulon).