Giles White has confirmed Hampshire are set to sign Essex wicketkeeper Adam Wheater.
The 23-year-old glovesman has bought out the remaining year of his contract and has been brought in to compete for the position alongside Michael Bates.
Hampshire manager White said: ‘We were interested in Adam and it was agreed that we would sign him if he became available.
‘I understand he has bought himself out with a view to competing for the gloves here.
‘It will strengthen the squad and give us some extra competition.’