Scotland centre Alex Grove is poised for a move to Edinburgh after national head coach Andy Robinson revealed playing in England's second tier with Worcester would harm his World Cup hopes.
The Warriors were relegated from the Guinness Premiership into the Championship and the Gunners have been quick to make their move.
The 22-year-old, who didn’t feature in this year’s RBS Six Nations but has been picked for the summer tour to Argentina, is expected to make a one-year loan switch and Robinson will keep a close eye on him in the Magners League.
“Worcester Warriors can confirm it is in discussion with the SRU and Scotland head coach Andy Robinson,” a statement said.
“Alex’s long-term future remains with Worcester Warriors. His attitude off the pitch and ability on it makes him an important part of our future.
"Alex has spoken to the chairman to reiterate his long-term commitment and desire to extend his contract at Sixways in the near future.”