CHESTER are to sign the 19-year-old son of club chairman Stephen Vaughan from Liverpool on a three-year contract.
The teenager, who shares the same name as his father, has been released by his home-town club, which he joined when he was 17.
Vaughan junior made 33 appearances for the reserves, some of them at the Deva Stadium, and there had been reported interest in him from Belgian club KV Mechelen and Viking Stavanger of Norway.
Mark Wright, a former Liverpool player himself, said: 'I have seen him on several occasions and it is my choice to sign him. He's a good, strong young player who can play in right-sided positions.
'But he needs to be educated about life lower down because he has been used to playing at a high level with England youth teams and Liverpool reserves.' Wright has already snapped up Stewart Drummond from Morecambe, but there may be a hitch in his plans to sign Scarborough winger Keith Gilroy.
The clubs have agreed a fee, but Chester are waiting for the results of a medical.
The City boss has yet to decide if he will seek a successor for his assistant, Steve Bleasdale, who left the club last week.
'We are having a board meeting on Friday and there will be a few things up for discussion,' he said. Season ticket sales are on target to beat last season's record.
They are available at the club from Monday to Friday between 10am and 4pm.