Montpellier want Ebersohn
Top 14 club Montpellier are trying to convince the Cheetahs' in-form midfielder Robert Ebersohn to further his career with them in France.
According to the SA Rugby Magazine's website, Montpellier are keen for Ebersohn to join them after the completion of this year's Super Rugby season, which will be shortly before the start of the next European season.
However, Ebersohn is contracted to the Cheetahs until November, which means he is set to play for them in during their Currie Cup campaign.
Montpellier were hoping for an early release, but the Cheetahs reportedly turned down the request.
The 24-year-old, who has been one of the Cheetahs' star performers in the Super Rugby competition, admitted that he is reluctant to leave as he has ambitions of playing at a higher level.
"My ultimate goal is to play for the Springboks, and I have to be based in South Africa to achieve that," he said.
"Montpellier approached my agent a couple of weeks ago, and he passed on the news to me. At this stage, there is no way I can give them a final decision because we're only seven games into the Super Rugby campaign.
"I also can't join them at the end of Super Rugby, so I don't know if that changes things.
"If the Cheetahs do really well this season, that will encourage me to stay. (Springbok coach) Heyneke Meyer also encouraged me to keep going.
" It's well-known that he prefers bigger and more physical players, but he told me not give up. He said he will consider me if I do well consistently."