Sussex are eyeing an overseas batting star as they plan for next season.

The county’s promotion hopes in the Championship are in the balance after a nightmare day at Derby.

Head coach Jason Gillespie plans to bring in a proven run-maker for 2020.

He has already signed Mitch Claydon for the seam attack but has scope to add international firepower with the bat.

Sussex have been denied permission to play Jofra Archer in their final fixture at home to Worcestershire next week with the England star in need of rest and expected to sign a central contract.

But that could be academic anyway in terms of promotion after Derbyshire took control on day two.