CHESTER are back on the trail of Tranmere's Kevin Ellison after being thwarted in their attempts to bring in an another left-sided player.
Chester had held talks with Oldham's Paul Edwards last week, but the 27-year-old turned down a move to the Saunders Honda Stadium in favour of signing for League One outfit Port Vale.
The Edwards setback means City are back in for Ellison, just weeks after having a five-figure bid for the player rejected as 'unacceptable' by Tranmere.
City chairman Stephen Vaughan has now upped his offer for the former Chester favourite.
He said: 'I have sent a revised bid to Tranmere for Kevin Ellison, so we will now just have to wait for a response from them. Hopefully their reply will be positive on this occasion.'
Ellison has a year left on his Prenton Park contract but could welcome a change of scenery after being in and out of Rovers' first team last season.
* Chester expect to hear this weekend whether they have been successful in their approach for Rotherham United right winger Ritchie Partridge.