CHESTER CITY have received an inquiry from Boston United about the availability of their leading scorer Daryl Clare.
The former Grimsby Town hitman, who was the leading scorer in the Nationwide Conference last season, has also been the target for at least two other football league clubs.
The 25-year-old Jersey-born player signed for City from Boston two seasons ago, and his goals were a key factor in Chester's promotion to the Football League after a four-year absence.
"I received a call from the Boston chairman, and he asked about Daryl's availability. Obviously there has been a certain ill-feeling between the clubs recently because of the incorrect allegations regarding outstanding transfer fees," said City chairman Stephen Vaughan.
Vaughan continued: "The Boston chairman apologised about the recent press leaks, and I understand he will issue a statement to that effect.
"Boston aren't the only club who have shown interest in Daryl, so I will talk to Mark Wright (Chester manager) and we will give a response accordingly."
The City supremo added: "We have been annoyed about an illegal approach we have found out about that went direct to the player. We shall be reporting this incident to the appropriate authorities, the effect has been that the player has been unsettled by these events.
"As far as I am concerned, Daryl is not for sale at any price, but out of courtesy to the player, Mark and I will discuss the situation."
Meanwhile, Chester will take a mixed squad of first team and reserve players to North Wales tonight to face Colwyn Bay at Llanelian Road.
Paul Carden, who has been recovering from a recent knee operation and has missed the opening two friendlies against Walsall and Cardiff, is expected to play at some stage.