Sprinbok Vermeulen and Schalk Brits are linked to the Bulls for next years Super Rugby ahead of the World Cup in Japan.
Vermeulen who will not be available for the Rugby Championship but will come into the mix when the Springboks tour to the North at the end of the year.
The rumours going around now suggest that Vermeulen and SA Rugby has come to an agreement that he will be playing Super Rugby in South Africa next year.
Where he will be base is still an open question as it seems that the Bulls and Stormers are the two options for Vermeulen.
The Bulls are also looking to replace Strauss and with Brits looking for a local union the match may be made.
Wit Springbok coach Erasmus seeing Brits as a player that can add value to the Springboks in the lead-up and in next years World Cup.
The next few weeks will reveal what Vermeulen and Brits will do.