CHESTER CITY will officially request permission from Doncaster Rovers to talk to their former Northwich Victoria striker Greg Blundell in the next few days.
City have made no secret of their interest in Blundell, and last week they were quoted a six-figure transfer fee for the player by the south Yorkshire club.
Chester chairman Stephen Vaughan said last night: "I will again contact the Doncaster chairman John Ryan in the next day or so, and request his permission to speak to Greg.
"I am aware that other clubs are also interested in acquiring the player's services, but if we can obtain permission from John then we will see if we can head off the competition."
Vaughan continued: "I have spoken to our manager Keith Curle about players for next season, and he is keen to get Greg on board, if it is at all possible."
City have also been linked with a move for Aberdeen's Scotland under-21 international defender Scott Morrison.
Chester sent a representative to watch the player turning out for Aberdeen, in a reserve team game against Dundee earlier this week.
Tranmere Rovers, Dunfermline Athletic and Falkirk also had scouts watching the player.
Meanwhile, City are still reporting record sales of season tickets for next season.
Sales are outstripping the same period last year and Vaughan is naturally upbeat.
"This is great news, and shows that the fans are looking forward, like me, to next season, and the prospects for the forthcoming campaign which look extremely bright. Of course, the effect that Keith Curle appears to be having is also a positive one."
City's former manager Ian Rush was last night linked with the vacant managerial position at recentlyrelegated Peterborough United where owner Barry Fry is stepping down from the manager's job.
Besides Rush, Neale Cooper, Frank Stapleton and Jimmy Quinn are also being linked with the vacancy.