RECENT reports suggest that star centre Ollie Lawrence will not be tempted away from Worcester Warriors next season.

There were rumours that an exit clause in his contract could be exploited by other Premiership clubs but the 21-year-old has informed the club that he will not be going anywhere.

With plenty of transfers going on around the league and the salary cap being reduced this season, there has been much speculation around a wealth of players.

England's Lawrence was linked with a move to Newcastle Falcons back in January and then French side Stade Francais were rumoured to be interested in the 21-year-old in March.

The Top 14 club lost their main man Gael Fickou from their midfield as the Frenchman joined league rivals Racing 92 and they had Lawrence on top of their wishlist.

Lawrence is contracted beyond this season but according to the MailOnline he has an exit clause that could offer an opportunity to leave Sixways.

The centre has not played since the Gallagher Premiership win over Sale Sharks in November due to injury and is currently sidelined by a hamstring problem.

The length of his absence is unknown at the moment but an update is expected on Wednesday when the club host their weekly press conference.

Captain Ted Hill has supposedly also told the club that he won't be jumping ship.

He is another who is said to have an exit clause in his contract, that runs out at the end of the 2023/24 campaign.

It goes without saying that it is vital players like these two remain at the club if Worcester are to start moving up the table rather than scrapping down at the bottom of the league.

In other transfer news, Exeter Chiefs confirmed on Monday that second-row Sam Skinner has returned to Scotland to join Edinburgh Rugby.

The lock was a target for Worcester and Wasps, as reported back in November, but the 26-year-old will now look to increase his chances of being back n the Scotland side by moving north to the United Rugby Championship outfit.