Cronulla Sharks coach Shane Flanagan says its extremely unlikely that the club would consider a return by Ben Barba.

Barba is reportedly unwanted by French rugby club Toulon and the former Dally M winner is believed to be interested in returning to the NRL.

Flanagan (pictured) though says with Barba having opted out of the club last year after his positive drug test, the Sharks are happy going forward with Valentine Holmes in the fullback jersey.