CHESTER CITY chairman Stephen Vaughan last night explained the problems his club are experiencing under the current Football League wage-capping legislation.
 
City are one of a number of clubs who are near to or over the current salary level, which permits no more than 60% of turnover can be spent on wages.
 
"We are now meeting the League next Thursday to talk about the situation, the League have been extremely helpful and we hope to clarify a number of points," he said.
 
"The situation means we have to allow certain players to leave before we can bring others in. If we are to complete the signing of Ricky Ravenhill from Doncaster, we have to release others."
 
Vaughan added: "Manager Mark Wright has spoken to three players and told them that their futures lie elsewhere.
 
"Graham Allen and Jermaine McSporran are two of the trio. We have had enquiries from Nationwide Conference clubs for both, but the four clubs concerned all want to take them on loan, with us part-subsidising their wages, so that is not satisfactory, but we are examining the option.
 
"We have targeted other players to bring in, but at the moment we basically have to move people out before we can bring anybody in."
 
City are next in action tomorrow when they travel to Devon to face Torquay United.
 
Defenders Kevin Sandwith (hamstring) and Phil Bolland (shoulder) are still ruled out through injury while Ravenhill is serving the second match of a three-game ban.
 
Meanwhile, former City striker Marcus Richardson has joined Nationwide Conference club Cambridge United. The 28-year-old player registered four goals in 34 appearances for Chester last season.