Dai Young’s much-touted move to Wasps moved ever close with Cardiff Blues owner Peter Thomas admitting he could leave the region.

“If the approach came from Wasps we would listen to what they’ve got to say,” Thomas said to the BBC.

“Dai knows our position very clearly. We rate him very highly.

“He is a massively important part of the Cardiff Blues set-up. He’s got our highest respect and regard.

“There’s no way we would want Dai Young to leave the Cardiff Blues.

“I’ve always said that Dai Young’s next job should be with the Welsh Rugby Union as coach of Wales.

“He has expressed that maybe the time would come one day that he would want to leave.

“As I explained to Dai when that time comes he would go with our support and blessing. But at the moment he’s got a year left on his contract.

“But if something else has come up he wants to consider then fine, we would discuss it.”