Zak Chappell: Nottinghamshire make formal approach for Leicestershire all-rounder
Nottinghamshire have made a 28-day approach to sign Leicestershire all-rounder Zak Chappell, reports BBC Radio Nottingham.
Chappell, 21, claimed 6-44 – his maiden first-class five-wicket haul – in the current County Championship match against Northamptonshire and is out of contract at the end of the season.
He made his first-class debut against Derbyshire in September 2015.
Batting at 10, Chappell hit 96 – the highest for that position for the club.
Prior to making his first Championship appearance of the summer against Northamptonshire, Chappell played three One-Day Cup games taking five wickets, including 3-45 in the Foxes’ five-wicket win over Durham.
Leicestershire head coach Paul Nixon told BBC Radio Leicester the county plan to offer Chappell, who has also been linked with Warwickshire, a new deal.
“When you’ve got young guys these days with the ability they have got, that happens in the game,” Nixon said.
“We’re going to put an offer on the table to Zak very soon, we’ve spoken to his agent already and communications are ongoing.
“We’re desperate for him to remain as a Fox. He’s enjoying every minute and fingers crossed that we can get him to sign on the dotted line.”