CHESTER CITY are expected to complete the signing of the Doncaster Rovers midfielder Ricky Ravenhill later today.
The Yorkshire club have accepted a five-figure offer from City for the player, and the 25-year-old is due to discuss personal terms at the Deva Stadium today.
If the transaction is finalised, Ravenhill will become the third former Doncaster player to sign for Chester this summer, following the recent arrivals of defender Simon Marples and midfielder Jermaine McSporran.
City Chairman Stephen Vaughan enthused last night: "We have had our offer for Ricky accepted by Doncaster, and we anticipate that all the formalities can be completed fairly quickly.
"Mark (Wright) is still looking to fill a couple of positions and hopefully there will be further developments later this week."
Another player who could be joining the ambitious League Two outfit is the former Everton striker Danny Cadamarteri.
The 26-year-old former England youth international scored 13 goals in a league career that saw him making nearly 100 appearances for the Goodison Park outfit.
Spells with Bradford City, Leeds United and Sheffield United have been added to his CV since his departure from Everton.
Vaughan confirmed Chester's interest in Cadamarteri: "Danny is one of two or three options in the striking department that we are contemplating, we are certainly looking to add another forward to our squad, and as the player is available we are certainly giving him serious consideration."
Two players who look as though they won't be playing for Chester again are central defender Dave Artell and striker Michael Branch.
Both players have 12 months of their Chester contracts remaining, however they don't figure in the club's future plans, and their names will be circulated today to Football League and Nationwide Conference clubs.
Meanwhile, Mark Wright has finalised details of training facilities for his players for the forthcoming season. Chester will train at the Castrol Sports ground in Ellesmere Port for the next 12 months.