MICHAEL Twiss, whose winner at Woking puts him in line for Sky Sports goal of the season, is set to join Morecambe.
He has rejected a new deal at the Deva Stadium, preferring to remain in the Nationwide Conference in which he made only 10 starts with City this season.
Said City boss Mark Wright: 'We offered Twiss a generous deal, but he chose money above ambition. I think our fans should be disappointed in him.
'He has scored some wonder goals, but lacked consistency.
'I am disappointed in one way, but we are chasing players I know will do it for us in the third division.'
Likely to join Twiss at Christie Park is defender Carl Ruffer, who has been out on loan at Droylsden for the latter part of this season.
Also leaving are Chris Lane, who has been on non-contract forms, and midfielder Shaun Carey. Added Wright: 'We thank them for what they have done for us and we will do our best to fix them up with new clubs, but we felt they would not be right for the third division.'
There is likely to be news of a signing next week, believed to be Stewart Drummond, the Morecambe midfielder who has been on Wright's shopping list for some time.
* Chester are considering applying to join the Pontin's League next season.
* Former City players will line up against the current team for goalkeeper Wayne Brown's testimonial at the Deva Stadium on Sunday week. Players invited include Cyrille Regis, Stuart Rimmer and Peter Jackson.
* Liverpool meet Sunderland in an FA Premier Reserve League clash at the Deva Stadium on Tuesday (7pm).
Chester have officially unveiled their new sponsor for next season, Truetone, who are part of the Exacta group, based in Vicars Lane, Chester.
Truetone obtains empty ink jet cartridges and mobile phones from sister company The Green Planet, re-manufactures them and sells them back to businesses.