Leicester are close to signing Kieron Brookes from Newcastle after they agreed a deal with the club. Brookes, 20, signed a one-year deal at Newcastle in May and is also attracting interest from Munster and Leinster.
But Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill said the link to Brookes was just “speculation”.
“We are in process of doing all our signings. When we have signed them we will let you know,” he said.