The future of Scotland centre Huw Jones can become clearer”in another couple of weeks”, says Glasgow head coach Dave Rennie.
Reports suggest Jones, 24, has held talks together with his teammates contract up at the season’s end.
“I believe you probably have to talk about Huw about that,” said Rennie when asked whether Jones had intimated a desire to leave, or held talks about a new thing.
“Ultimately it is a big year .”
Edinburgh-born Jones, who started his career with Western Province and the Stormers in South Africa, joined Glasgow a year ago after scoring seven tries in his first 11 Tests for Scotland.
“It’s a World Cup year and there is a lot of clubs in England and France with a fair bit of coin and it is tempting,” Rennie added.
“We’ve got to understand we can not keep everyone, and if men go, they go with our blessing.
‘Ultimately, there will be shift’
Jones could become the most recent star to leave Glasgow, after Finn Russell’s death for French facet Racing 92 and with Stuart Hogg to combine Exeter Chiefs in the end of the season.
Scotland internationals Alex Dunbar, George Horne and Adam Hastings are amongst a number of players at the last six months of their contracts at Scotstoun, and Rennie verified talks are continuing with”a number of men” about extending their stay.
He says that the club is looking carefully at recruitment for next time to remain competitive.
“There is a great deal of thought going into how we are contracting and ultimately there will be some shift,” he explained.
“This is a World Cup year [at 2019] we are going to be missing a hell of a great deal of men so we need to make sure that we’ve got sufficient quality left here to make it through the first part of the season without our internationals.”
“The realistic thing is you can not keep everyone, so we’re clearly looking into the future”