Bath dismiss summer swoop for Leicester star George Ford
Last Updated: 07/01/13 10:34am
George Ford: No summer move to Bath
Bath have dismissed reports linking Leicester starlet George Ford with a summer move to the Rec.
Ford is regarded as one of the hottest properties in the English game but he is No 2 in the Tigers fly-half pecking order behind Toby Flood.
His current contract ends in the summer, and he has been linked with a move away from Welford Road with Bath - where Ford's father Mike is defence coach - reportedly one interested club.
"He hasn't signed with us, he wants to stay at Leicester. And George is categoric about that. And that is direct from Mike."
Head coach Toby Booth told the Telegraph: "His father Mike should know and he hasn't signed with us, he wants to stay at Leicester. And George is categoric about that. And that is direct from Mike.
"George wants to fight it out with Toby Flood because this was a very important period for him in December and January, because he wanted to go head to head with Flood and try to prove himself at Leicester.
"That's as far as we know, and I think it is well-documented that there are talks with him to try and renew his contract and as far as we know, he'll be a Leicester player.
"What he does and the decisions around that are purely based on what he does in January-February when Flood is available."