Champions Leicester are leading a call to increase the controversial salary cap from the present £4million per season for Guinness Premiership teams.

The 12 clubs meet on Wednesday to debate proposals to raise the cap for the 2011-12 season.

A final decision will be made at a board meeting of Premier Rugby, the umbrella body, on May 18.

Leicester’s head of playing operations Simon Cohen said: ‘The Premiership has to decide where it wants to be.

‘Is it going to work to the lowest common denominator and be competitive? Or is it more important to compete in Europe and attract the world’s best players?