Legendary former All Black Dan Carter could finish up his career in Japan after a report surfaced in France the first-five could be about to sign a deal there.
Dan Carter for Racing 92
French newspaper Midi-Olympique reports the 112-Test All Black will leave French club Racing 92 in June to take up a lucrative deal with a Japanese team.
Carter is in his final year of his contract with the Paris-based club and is reportedly already close to signing a new deal in Japan.
The 35-year-old hung up his international boots after winning the 2015 Rugby World Cup with the All Blacks and headed north to play for Racing 92 where he found more success helping the club win the Top 14 competition last year.
Carter admitted last month on Radio Sport he had been looking at options.
"My two boys and beautiful wife have sacrificed a lot coming over to the other side of the world to be with me," he said.
"So it would be nice to return the favour one day and move back to New Zealand so they're able to spend time with our families.
"I'm not young and single anymore thinking about yourself and where you're going to be playing next and where next pay cheque will be. You've got to start putting your family first and that's one of my biggest priorities at the moment."