WALES, British & Irish Lions and Bath Number 8 Taulupe Faletau is reportedly set to sign for Cardiff Blues at the end of the season.

The Wales star made 110 appearances for the Dragons between 2009 and 2016 before moving on to English heavyweights Bath.

A return to the Dragons would have proved difficult for Faletau, considering the strength of Ross Moriarty, Aaron Wainwright and Taine Basham in the back row - all of whom recently faced the All Blacks in Wales' last game.

He has had some issues with injuries, but if he recovers then he would be a world-class addition to the Blues.

His return is good news for Wales boss Wayne Pivac, as he has been vocal about wanting Wales' best players to play in Wales.

Faletau would be available for Wales even outside the international window, as he was among several English based players who missed out on the recent game against New Zealand.

However, nothing so far is confirmed and the 30-year-old will see out the rest of the season with Bath.