Jos Buttler is in discussions to join the County Championship Second Division winners Lancashire. England's limited-overs wicketkeeper-batsman is out of contract with Somerset at the end of the season.
While it is also understood an offer from Somerset is on the table, Buttler may decide that a switch to Lancashire will boost his England Test chances.
The highly rated 23-year-old would be the first-choice wicketkeeper at Old Trafford after it was announced that Gareth Cross would not be offered a new deal. Buttler has been competing with Craig Kieswetter for the regular wicketkeeping spot at Somerset.
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