England: Danny Cipriani in contention for South Africa tour squad

Danny Cipriani has been in fine form this season, steering Wasps to the Aviva Premiership semifinals. David Rogers/Getty Images

Eddie Jones has indicated that Danny Cipriani remains in contention for an England recall as he prepares to name his squad for next month's tour of South Africa.

Jones is expected to contact the players who have made the cut, and those that have just missed out, on Wednesday ahead of the announcement at Twickenham on Thursday morning.

Cipriani, 30, won the last of his 14 England caps in the build-up to the 2015 Rugby World Cup, but the England boss has revealed he is still monitoring the fly-half's form.

"He's someone I've been chatting to consistently," Jones told BBC Sport.

"He knows where he is and what he has got to do."

The former Sale Sharks playmaker has been one of the Aviva Premiership's standout performers this season and has helped propel Wasps towards a semifinal date with Saracens.

Cipriani will leave the Ricoh Arena at the end of the season, but is yet to confirm where he is heading. He has been heavily linked with a move to the Top 14 -- with either Racing 92 or Stade Francais -- but a switch to France would take him out of the reckoning for his country.

England travel to South Africa next month for a three-Test series against the Springboks, and Jones has admitted that he is unsure whether captain Dylan Hartley will ever be fit enough to return to Test rugby.

Hartley will sit out the end-of-season tour as he continues to battle a concussion picked up in the final game of the Six Nations against Ireland.

It is the second time he has been forced to take an extended break from playing due to a concussion. "You never know -- nature decides when the player can come back," Jones told Sky Sports. "He just needs to wait and see.

"If he's right to play, he'll play. He'll come back with intent and dedication, and he's got to fight to get his place back in the England side. If he doesn't come back, he'll be remembered as the most successful captain England's ever had.

"Look at his winning percentage, it's higher than any other Test captain. It's extraordinary what he's done for this country, and it's extraordinary the criticism he attracts.

"He doesn't know [his return date]. He's relying on the doctors to give him the all-clear. He's got the best medical care, and he'll have to fight for his place when he's back.

"He's OK, he understands. He can't control injury. He's just got to keep his focus on staying as fit as he can. He's 100 percent determined to be back."