Glamorgan are looking to recruit Australian all-rounder Moises Henriques as short-term cover for countryman Marcus North.
North has signed for Glamorgan as the overseas player for the next two summers, but the Australia batsman will miss at least the first four County Championship games as his wife is set to give birth to their second child in April.
The move for 25-year-old Henriques, who has two one-day international caps plus a single t20 cap, means he is the second Australian player Glamorgan are chasing. They also want Mitchell Johnson for the Friends Life t20.
The move for Henriques comes just as Essex-bound former captain Alviro Petersen claimed he had wanted to rejoin the county.
Glamorgan announced in January that Petersen would not be returning as a Kolpak player in 2012 – even though the county said the 31-year-old had signed a pre-contract agreement with them at the end of the 2011 season – after the batsman decided to continue his international career with South Africa.
Glamorgan coach Matthew Mott expressed his disappointment at Petersen’s U-turn. But Petersen claimed he had wanted to return to Glamorgan after announcing he was signing as an overseas player with Essex for the first two months of the 2012 campaign.
On replacing fellow South African Hashim Amla at Chelmsford, he tweeted: “My agent gave Glamorgan a proposal which they didn’t accept. Would have loved to join Glam!
“Glammy can only sign one overseas. We proposed something but Glammy rejected such. Just to put the record straight, I enjoyed my time with Glamorgan, and yes, would have wanted it to continue.
“They played a massive part in my success at international level. Great fans, good people! I thank all involved!”