Former Glamorgan batsman Mike Powell is in talks to join Kent on a possible two-year deal, BBC Sport understands.
The 34-year-old was released by Glamorgan at the end of last season after 15 years of first team service.
He left having scored 675 runs in 23 Championship innings at an average of 32.14, making him Glamorgan's fifth highest scorer over the summer.
Kent, who recently lost batsmen Joe Denly and Martin van Jaarsveld, are also without a head coach.
Paul Farbrace left that role at the end of September after two years in charge.
During that time, Kent were relegated from the top tier of the County Championship, before finishing second bottom of Division Two in 2011.
England one-day player Denly, 25, has joined Middlesex, while Van Jaarsveld, 37, has signed for FLt20 champions Leicestershire.
Powell hit 25 first-class centuries in his 15 years with Glamorgan out of a career aggregate of 11,427 runs, at an average of nearly 40, as well as scoring 5,425 runs in limited-overs competitions.
He will be reunited with former Abergavenny team-mate Geraint Jones at the St Lawrence Ground.