Nottinghamshire are in talks with NewZealand international Chris Martin to act as the overseas replacement for DavidHussey when the Australian leaves to tour Pakistan.
With Hussey part of a 14-man Australia Asquad and missing the last month of the season, Director of Cricket Mick Newellhas moved quickly to bring in the 32-year-old Kiwi and shore up his depletedbowling attack.
Notts are currently missing three frontlinebowlers as Ryan Sidebottom is on England duties, while Charlie Shreck and MarkEalham are out injured.
Newell said: "Clearly we needed to find aman who could help us cope with our shortage of fast bowlers and Chris would bean ideal replacement.
"We have offered him a contract and are hopefulhe will sign in the next few days."
Martin has played 33 Tests for New Zealand,claiming 106 wickets at an average of 34.30.