CHESTER City will welcome a new member on to their board of directors today when local businessman Richard Lymes joins the Deva Stadium hierarchy.
Mr Lymes' appointment has been made possible after City's chairman Stephen Vaughan struck a deal last night with the Chester City Supporters' Trust.
"We have agreed to sell the Trust - seven per cent of our company - and in doing so, they have been offered a seat on the board of directors and Richard is their nominee," said Vaughan.
"The Trust have some innovative and intriguing ideas and I am sure these ideas can only be beneficial to us.
"It is also pleasing to have an even greater involvement of local supporters in the club on the Board, this can only help to strengthen us as a club which is an integral part of the community," added Vaughan.
The Merseyside-based businessman also revealed that City had agreed to transfer young starlet Mitchell Booth to Manchester United.
"We have reached an amicable and quite lucrative agreement with United. There will be a down payment to us. Then payments will be staged based on the player's progression and first team and international appearances."
Booth, 15, is a product of City's School of Excellence system, Liverpool and Manchester City were also reported to have been interested in the youngster.
Meanwhile, Chester are close to completing the transfer of midfield player Richard Peacock from Stalybridge Celtic.
"The lad could be with us in time to join the squad who travel to Boston United at the weekend," said Vaughan.