CHESTER CITY will talk to the Doncaster Rovers striker Gregg Blundell in the next few days, after discussions between the Yorkshire club's chairman John Ryan and the City supremo Stephen Vaughan last night.
City had a substantial six-figure bid accepted by the Yorkshireman, and now they will be hopeful that the Liverpool-born player will accept the package that is proposed to him.
"Our financial offer has been formally accepted by Doncaster, and now we have permission to speak to the player," said Vaughan.
"Personal terms will have to be agreed, and we shall give it our best shot."
The 29-year-old Blundell scored 32 times for Doncaster in 96 senior appearances for the club.
The Deva Stadium was a hive of activity, with City manager Keith Curle having discussions with a number of prospective signings for the forthcoming season.
Vaughan said: "I have spoken to another Football League chairman about a defender whom Keith has targeted.
"As requested we will make an official offer for the player, and hopefully we will be able to unveil him to our supporters in the next few days," he added.
In another development, Chester have parted company with midfielder Andy Watson. The player, who was told he did not figure in Curle's future plans, accepted a financial offer from City yesterday in payment of the remainder of his contract.
Watson is the second player to accept a financial offer to leave the club, following Cortez Belle's departure last week. The tall striker is expected to sign for Conference South club Newport County in the next few days or so.