WORCESTER Warriors’ “very valuable” star Bryce Heem is being linked with a summer switch to big-spending Toulon.

According to media reports in France Heem whose current deal expires at the end of this season has penned a two-year contract at the Top 14 giants.

His destructive ball-carrying ability and eye for the try-line have made Heem a huge asset to Warriors as he has scored 30 tries in 66 appearances during three-and-a-half seasons at Sixways.

The 30-year-old is Worcester’s top try-scorer this term having crossed the whitewash 10 times with six of those coming in the Gallagher Premiership.

However director of rugby Alan Solomons has been reluctant to be drawn into questions over the winger’s future, insisting “Let’s see what happens”.

After Heem scored two tries in Warriors’ stunning victory over Wasps earlier this month a section of fans chanted “sign him up” in the Sixways clubhouse when the BT Sport pundits discussed the New Zealander’s performance.

Speaking after that Premiership Cup encounter Solomons said it was “understandable” supporters wanted to see Heem remain at the club.

But the Warriors boss refused to say when the former Super Rugby flyer’s situation would be resolved.

“Bryce is a fantastic player,” Solomons said.

“He has made a great contribution here so it’s understandable (that fans want him to stay) and in the fullness of time everything will unfold as far as recruitment is concerned.

“Let’s see what happens.”

On Heem’s showing against Wasps, Solomons said: “I thought he had an outstanding game.

“He was instrumental in Ethan Waller’s try and was on the receiving end of a clever little kick that Millsy (Ryan Mills) put through.

“He defended well as well.

“He is a very valuable player, there’s no question about that.”

Warriors face losing Wales wing Josh Adams who is expected to join a Welsh region once his contract has expired at the conclusion of this campaign.

But it was confirmed last week that Melani Nanai would move to Worcester from Auckland-based Blues next season after signing an undisclosed deal.

The capture of the Samoa-born back also sparked speculation amongst supporters over whether he could be a replacement for Heem.

Asked when Heem’s future would be made public, Solomons replied: “I would not like to say a particular time and then mislead you in anyway.

“It will occur and it’s just a matter of time when we will get a finality on things but it will certainly be before the end of the season.”