THE owners of Worcester Warriors are “not going anywhere”, according to director of rugby Gary Gold.

Speculation has been growing over the future running of Warriors after The Rugby Paper suggested the club’s backers were ready to sell up.

But Gold has moved to quash rumours, insisting he was aware owners Sixways Holdings Limited were staying at the Aviva Premiership club.

He also believed Worcester were “very stable” despite reportedly losing more than £16million over the last three seasons.

Following the reports, Warriors’ bosses confirmed they were looking for further investment.

Former Saracens chief executive Edward Griffiths, who had been rumoured to be considering forming a consortium to take over Warriors, has also ended his time as a consultant at Sixways.

Gold, meanwhile, has been trying to prepare his side for their first home clash of the season against Wasps on Sunday (3pm).

But he insisted activity behind the scenes had not impacted on his squad as they look to bounce back from last week’s 35-8 defeat at Newcastle Falcons.

“It does not affect me in the slightest,” said Gold, who signed a one-year deal in April to remain as Warriors boss.

“I comfortably know of four or five clubs that are looking for investment. Last year you saw that Gloucester were potentially looking for investment.

“It does not affect me and does not affect with what is happening on the rugby front, so I don’t really have an opinion on it.

“All I do know is that the club is very stable and the current ownership are not going anywhere.”