Danny Cipriani will leave Sale Sharks and return to his first club Wasps this summer.

The 28-year-old had a season left to run on his existing Sale deal, but has chosen to exercise a break clause and return to Wasps, where he made his name, in what is a two-year deal according to the Press Association.

Cipriani left Wasps for Australian Super Rugby franchise Melbourne Rebels in 2011, but returned to England to join Sale a year later.

The 14-cap England fly-half rejected triple European champions Toulon to sign a contract extension at Sale in February, but will now leave the North West club a year early this summer.

"I'm excited about returning to Wasps next season, for me, it really does feel like coming home," said Cipriani.

"In the professional era, players naturally move clubs more frequently than they used to, but I still feel such a strong connection with Wasps.

"It's where I learned my trade, alongside incredible players like Lawrence Dallaglio, Joe Worsley, Alex King, Fraser Waters, Josh Lewsey and Paul Sackey.

"I have such good memories of that period in my life, I feel much more equipped to handle and deal with the expectation that comes when you put on the black and gold jersey.

"I feel next season will be the right time for a new challenge, at a club which in my heart will always feel like a second home, where I know I will settle quickly."