CHESTER will embark on a pre-season visit to Northern Cyprus if they receive clearance from Uefa to play there.

City could be jetting out of the UK for a few days next month after being invited to the self-proclaimed Turkish Cypriot 'republic' by a company promoting football in the region.

The trip would be paid for by the company and would see Bobby Williamson's men mix training with playing a friendly fixture, possibly against another English club.

Any proposed visit would be far from straightforward as Northern Cyprus is not an internationally recognised state. It is partitioned off from the rest of Cyprus and the Northern Cyprus FA is not recognised as a member association of either Uefa of Fifa.

In 2005, Huddersfield Town had to pull the plug on a trip to take on the Northern Cyprus FA's representative team after the national Cypriot FA voiced their concerns to the English FA .

Chester chairman Stephen Vaughan said: 'We've had request from a multi-national company to go out there and now we're just waiting on Uefa approval.

'Our pre-season programme has already been put in place, so if we don't get permission to go it won't be any particular problem.'