Buttler is in talks to sign for Lancashire
By Western Daily Press | Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 05:00
Jos Buttler is in advanced discussions to leave Somerset and join LV= County Championship Division Two winners Lancashire.
Somerset's Jos Buttler, right, is looking for a county where he will be first choice behind the stumps
Buttler, England's wicketkeeper-batsman in the limited-overs formats, is out of contract at Taunton.
While an offer from Somerset is on the table, Buttler may choose to boost his chances of appearing for England in Tests by making the switch to Lancashire.
The highly-rated 23-year-old would be the first choice wicketkeeper with the Red Rose after it was announced Gareth Cross would not be offered a new deal at Old Trafford.
Buttler has been competing with Somerset team-mate Craig Kieswetter for a regular spot behind the stumps.
While Buttler is ahead of the South African-born 25-year-old in England's pecking order, he has been largely used solely as a batsman at Taunton this season.
He has scored 495 championship runs at an average of 38.07 for Somerset this season and has impressed in England's one-day side with some big-hitting.