CRISIS club Worcester Warriors face losing at least several of their key players to Aviva Premiership rivals before next season.

The Rugby Paper reports Warriors talents Will Spencer and Jackson Willison are interesting Leicester Tigers and Bath respectively.

From the start of January, clubs can talk to those players who will be out of contract for next season.

Oxford-born lock Spencer, 25, has caught the eye of England boss Eddie Jones, playing against the Barbarians in May, in his time at Worcester since joining from Bath in the summer of 2016.

He has also impressed other Premiership clubs and Leicester are unlikely to be the only rival linked with him.

Centre Willison, 29, has been another to shine since joining from French club Grenoble at the same time as Spencer.

Bath have been linked with the former New Zealand under 20 international who has played Super Rugby for the Chiefs and Blues.

Warriors' future direction is unclear with the club up for sale and in need of new investment while a director of rugby is required with Gary Gold leaving to lead the USA from next season.

Various names have been thrown into the hat for the potential new Sixways boss but the reality is any prospective new owners are likely to have their own ideas on who to appoint.

There is also uncertainty over which league Worcester will be in next season as they fight out a Premiership relegation battle with London Irish.

But on the bright side Warriors have improved their league performances over the campaign to go six points clear of Irish ahead of their visit to Sixways for a pre-Christmas crunch clash on Friday (7.45pm).