Stuart Lancaster is reported to be a target for big spending Toulon and is expected to meet club officials on Thursday in Paris.
The former England head coach has also been linked with head coach role with the Queensland Reds and he is keen to experience Super rugby. Those close to Lancaster believe the Queensland job remains the likely choice.
However, thanks to a row between volatile Toulon owner, Mourad Boudjellal, whose money has helped the star studded club win three European Cups, and Diego Dominguez, a vacancy could be arising.
Domínguez was supposed to be taking over from Bernard Laporte as head coach for the new season but reports in France say a rift has now been created with the owner.
Lancaster was replaced by Eddie Jones at the helm of England after the disastrous World Cup campaign which saw his team become the first host nation to fail to reach the knock out stages.
This has not harmed his reputation in sport with Lancaster having just completed a three day trip to help the Atlanta Falcons NFL team learn how to tackle union style to try and cut down concussion incidents.
Lancaster has also been invited by the Football Association to sit on an advisory board to provide background on how English rugby’s highly successful junior player development system has evolved in the last 10 years and he is also on the UK Sport’s review panel for their investigation into British Cycling.