Leicestershire will not force James Taylor to stay

James Taylor
Taylor's talents have been recognised by the England Lions selectors

Leicestershire chief executive Mike Siddall says they will not force England Lions batsman James Taylor to stay if he is determined to leave.

The 21-year-old has a year left on his contract, but Warwickshire have already offered to buy out his deal and he has also been linked with Nottinghamshire.

Siddall told BBC Radio Leicester: "If James says to us that he wants to move on then we wouldn't stand in his way.

"We have offered James an extension. At the moment that hasn't been signed."

Taylor's Grace Road colleague Harry Gurney has already agreed a deal to join Notts from Leicestershire for next season.