Saracens are facing automatic relegation from the Premiership if they fail to meet the salary cap this season.

The club are under increasing pressure, following a meeting of the clubs on Tuesday, to prove they are within the £7m-pound limit for this season.

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In November, the Premiership champions were docked 35 points and fined £5.3m for breaching the cap for the past three seasons.

Speculation has since remained over whether or not they can avoid a breach for the current campaign given the number of international players in their squad.

It is understood that the other Premiership clubs are demanding Saracens now prove they are within budget or face relegation.

Liam Williams helped Saracens win the Champions Cup and Premiership last season Liam Williams helped Saracens win the Champions Cup and Premiership last season Liam Williams helped Saracens win the Champions Cup and Premiership last season

The club believe it is in the interests of the league, as well as English rugby as a whole, to resolve the issue as soon as possible.

Wales full-back Liam Williams will leave Saracens this summer to rejoin Scarlets but director of rugby Mark McCall has admitted he could leave sooner to get his salary off the books.

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Asked if Williams could join Scarlets before the end of the season, McCall said: “I’d say there is a possibility.

“It was Liam’s decision first up that he was going to go back to the Scarlets, back to Wales, and that was for family reasons.

“We understood that completely and we don’t regret him, and he doesn’t regret, coming to Saracens. He has been brilliant.

“He was always going to go back to Wales regardless of the salary-cap decision.”

England international Alex Lozowski is another player who will become a free agent at the end of the season but he intends to see out his contract.