By Phil Medlicott, Press Association Sport
Published: 17:09 GMT, 3 March 2020 | Updated: 17:09 GMT, 3 March 2020
Chris Ashton left Sale after 'a disagreement on how we want to play the game', the club's director of rugby Steve Diamond has said.
Sale on Monday announced Ashton was departing with immediate effect with them having reached a mutual agreement with the 32-year-old wing regarding the termination of his contract.
Diamond said on Tuesday: 'There is no situation, just a disagreement on how we want to play the game.