Foxes rebuff Taylor bid
Leicestershire have revealed that they have turned down an offer from Nottinghamshire for rising star James Taylor.
By Mark Kendall - Twitter: @SkySportsMK
Last Updated: 11/11/11 12:59pm
Leicestershire have revealed that they have turned down an offer from Nottinghamshire for England one-day international batsman James Taylor.
At the end of last season Leicestershire gave Taylor permission to speak to other counties after he intimated that he did not want to see out the final year of his contract at Grace Road.
The England Lions skipper was the subject of an unsuccessful approach from Warwickshire last summer and now Nottinghamshire have been rebuffed.
"We have had an offer from Notts but the board has rejected it," Leicestershire chairman Paul Haywood told the Leicester Mercury.
"There is not sufficient compensation. We aren't prepared to accept the sum they have offered."
New contract offer
Leicestershire are determined to try and retain the services of Taylor and offered the youngster a new two-year deal in September.
"Our priority is still that James stays at Grace Road and plays for Leicestershire next season," Haywood added.
However, the right-hander - who made his full England debut in an ODI against Ireland in August - now looks destined to leave.
Nottinghamshire seem likely to return with an improved offer and, should Taylor agree to the switch, he would become the second Leicestershire player to head to Trent Bridge this year with Harry Gurney having also recently joined the Foxes' East Midlands rivals.