OXFORD UNITED goalkeeper Ian McCaldon could become Chester's fourth signing of the closed season.
The 29-year-old shot-stopper has had talks with City manager Mark Wright with a view to a move.
McCaldon, who was released by United at the end of last season, had a short loan spell at the Deva Stadium last year when regular goalkeeper Wayne Brown was suspended.
The Liverpool-born player started his career with Scottish Premier League side Livingston, before moving south.
Wright said: "We have had discussions with Ian and obviously I know his abilities from my time at Oxford.
"He is a big lad who commands his box.
"We only have one senior goalkeeper (Wayne Brown) on our books and we need a second keeper.
"At some point soon we will make a decision about another goalkeeper who will provide competition for the place."
City have already signed three players this summer with midfielder Andy Harris, and strikers Kevin Rapley and Ian Foster all joining the club over the break.
In another development at the Deva Stadium last night central defender Carl Ruffer asked for a transfer.
Apparently the former Runcorn player is concerned that he will not be a regular in the City starting 11 next season.
The transfer request comes at an awkward time for the City management with the news that their influential central defender Scott Guyett will be ruled out of the opening Nationwide Conference games of the new campaign.
"Scott has reported back to training with a groin strain which will keep him out of action for about four weeks.
"It's extremely disappointing," said Wright.
Meanwhile City have reduced prices for next Saturday's attractive friendly against Danish Premier League side FC Nordsjaelland at the Deva Stadium.
Admission to the seated areas in the ground will be £10, with a charge of £8 being applied to standing areas.