Club president Eddie McGuire says he’d love to see Clarke line up next to Kevin Pietersen.
Big Bash League glamour club Melbourne Stars have announced its interest in Australia captain Michael Clarke.
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Clarke signed with the Sydney Thunder in 2012 but put his T20 career on hold to focus solely on international cricket.
Stars president Eddie McGuire said the club were currently in discussions with the 33-year-old who is yet to play a game in Australia’s domestic competition.
The Collingwood president told Triple M radio that negotiations were currently on hold until the conclusion of the World Cup.
“I’ve spoken to Michael, he’s a friend of mine,” McGuire is quoted as saying by Cricket.com.au.
“We’ll have further discussions once the World Cup is out of the way. That’s where it is at the moment.
“I’m hopeful. He hasn’t played Twenty20 Big Bash at all, he pushed that aside so he could concentrate on one-day internationals and his Test career.
“He’s never played in the IPL for that reason, because he wanted to keep his body as good as it possibly could be.
“So let’s see what happens after the World Cup. And if he does, I think he would be a very appropriate person to be at the Stars.
“He’s the biggest star in Australian cricket and I’d love to see him alongside Kevin Pietersen.”
The Stars last week announced that former New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming would coach the side from next season, replacing Greg Shipperd.