National Selector Geoff Miller has confirmed that the possibility of Chris Read's inclusion in the England squad was discussed in a selection meeting at Trent Bridge last week.
Read, who hasn't played for his country since January 2007, has been in fine form for Notts this season and will captain the side in the LV County Championship game against Lancashire which begins on Wednesday.
"Yes, he was discussed, and he will continue to be discussed," said Miller.
"The Notts public might have to watch this space. We will keep our options open.
"Chris knows we're around the grounds all the time, and will keep in touch with how we're feeling.
"From his point of view, it's a matter of consistently putting in the performances."