Sean McConville's move from Chester FC to League Two side Accrington Stanley has yet to be finalised but could be confirmed at the beginning of July, The Chronicle understands.
The 26-year-old, who had one year left to run on his contract at the Lookers Vauxhall Stadium, is believed to have penned a 12-month deal to return to John Coleman's League Two side, where he made more than 70 league appearances between 2009 and 2011.
The deal to take McConville to the Crown Ground for an undisclosed fee was announced prematurely on Stanley's official club website over the weekend before all formalities were completed. McConville is set to have his medical ahead of the proposed move today.
But the attacking midfielder's move to Lancashire is now set to be rubber stamped at the beginning of next month and, should all go as planned, will provide Blues boss Steve Burr with extra funds as he looks to add further quality to his squad following on from the arrival of midfielder Tom Shaw and striker Ross Hannah from Alfreton Town and Grimsby Town respectively.
McConville was signed by Chester boss Burr from Stalybridge Celtic last summer and was the first player to join the Blues following their relegation at the end of the 2013-2014 season, which was eventually overturned owing to Hereford United's financial woes.
He became an integral part of the Blues squad during last season's campaign, netting nine league goals in 41 appearances. He also scored twice in the Blues' FA Cup fourth qualifying round 4-2 success at Stockport County in October.