WORCESTER Warriors are braced to lose another star winger this summer with Cardiff Blues expected to secure Josh Adams’ signature.

The Wales ace has flourished at Warriors since making the move from Scarlets in 2016 but will need to return to his homeland to keep his international hopes alive.

As the Worcester News reported in December Cardiff are leading the race to snap up the 23-year-old whose contract expires at the end of the season.

A deal is now set to be rubber stamped and an announcement could be made imminently while Adams focuses on playing for Wales in the Six Nations.

Adams marked his ninth appearance for his country with a decisive late try in their 21-13 victory over England in Cardiff last weekend.

“I am in the middle of the Six Nations so I have put everything on hold as I just want to focus on playing well for Wales at this point in time,” Adams said.

“Nothing is for definite yet so I think after the Six Nations everything will be a bit clearer for everyone.”

Under Welsh Rugby Union rules 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.

The ruling has left Warriors facing the prospect of losing last season’s joint top try-scorer in the Gallagher Premiership and led to a battle between all four Welsh regions to sign Adams.

“There are options everywhere but it is about making the right decision,” said Swansea-born Adams.

“I am still speaking to Worcester as well so it is about managing that now and just making a decision probably after the Six Nations.”

On Wednesday, Warriors confirmed that they had failed in their efforts to persuade Kiwi flyer Bryce Heem to pen a contract extension.

But boss Alan Solomons has signed two wingers in Melani Nanai from Super Rugby outfit Blues and Ed Fidow from French Pro D2 club Provence ahead of next season.

“Once there is something to be announced we will announce it,” said Solomons on Adams’ future.

“Everybody wants to play for their country. Wales is a proud rugby nation and Josh is a proud Welshman but those are decisions he has to make.”

Adams has scored 34 tries in 59 games in two-and-a-half seasons with Warriors and is set to return to the starting line-up for Sunday’s showdown with bottom club Newcastle Falcons at Kingston Park (3pm).

Solomons said he had been impressed by how well “level-headed” Adams had played for club and country this term despite facing big decisions over his future.

“He’s a good, young pro that focuses on his rugby,” Solomons said.

“He always gives everything when he plays for us and does the same when he plays for his country too.

“He’s a very level-headed young man and a decent bloke.”