Leicester Tigers have confirmed that they are cooperating with a Premiership Rugby investigation into historic image rights payments.

The Tigers have met with representatives from the umbrella organisation for the Gallagher Premiership to discuss the potential breach of salary cap regulations.

The league leaders have responded to a report stating that salary cap director Andrew Rogers is looking into their association with a now-defunct company called Worldwide Image Management.

It's being investigated whether the club used image rights payments to boost player earnings and navigate the salary cap.

In 2019, Saracens were fined more than €5m and punishes with relegation over historic breaches of the salary cap.

The Tigers are currently eight points clear at the top of the Premiership table after an unprecedented run of 10 wins in a row to start the season.