WARRIORS boss Alan Solomons says Welsh international Josh Adams is still wanted at Sixways – despite public overtures from west of the border.

Cardiff Blues and Scarlets this week made no secret of their desire to land Worcester’s wonder wing, the Premiership’s joint-top try scorer last season.

Welsh Rugby Union rules dictate players looking to land a new contract at a club outside of Wales must have at least 60 caps to continue representing the national team.

Adams has been left in a quandary with his current deal expiring at the end of this season, stating in August that it would be an “incredibly hard decision”.

Scarlets, the club that let Adams go in 2015, upped the ante this week when head coach Wayne Pivac said he “would be welcomed” back, describing the Swansea-born 23-year-old as “a Scarlets boy”.

That followed on from Blues coach John Mulvihill declaring “we definitely will be putting our hands up” for Adams and hoped “to meet him at some stage soon”.

Asked about the interest, Solomons replied: “One expects that. It is that time of the year when these things happen, I suppose.

“We have commenced our process in terms of recruitment and will be hard at it over the next few months until it is completed.

“We would have had discussions with all of the players we want to retain.

“I think Josh is a good guy, he has come through the Worcester system and to my knowledge didn’t come through the Welsh system.

“We would like to see the same policy as we have now, to grow this club through first-class coaching and a vibrant, flourishing academy.

“We want to see our academy players come through and stay and Josh is one of those.”

Warriors expect to welcome back Adams from international duty for a Gallagher Premiership trip to Gloucester on Saturday (3pm).

Hooker Joe Taufete’e has been ruled of the Kingsholm clash with concussion and Solomons and his staff will run the rule over other carrying knocks prior to naming the team tomorrow.

“There are the usual bumps and bruises and we are going to have to wait to see how our guys recover before we take final decisions for the weekend,” added Solomons.