CHESTER CITY will finalise the details of the five figure transfer of Ricky Ravenhill from Doncaster Rovers early next week.
The Doncaster chairman, John Ryan, returns from a family holiday on Monday and City chairman Stephen Vaughan will tie up the loose ends when Ryan is back at his Belle Vue desk next week," Vaughan said. "I have had a number of discussions with the Doncaster assistant manager Micky Walker while John was out of the country and we will hopefully tie up the formalities in the next few days.
"The player is keen to join us and all the personal financial arrangements have been agreed. He will join the rest of the lads in pre season training on Monday."
Vaughan revealed that City are on the look out for a goalkeeper and another striker to complete their squad for the forthcoming season.
A goalkeeper who played in the World Cup finals in Germany will train with Chester on Monday and if international clearance and work permit can be obtained in time, he will play in next Tuesday evening's friendly match against Stoke City at The Deva Stadium.
City may well be playing continental opposition next week if international clearances and approval can be obtained from the Football Association.
Belgian Premier League club Cercle Brugge, who arrive in England on Monday for a pre-season tour, have approached City and requested a friendly game next Thursday evening.
"If we can gain clearance and the appropriate arrangements can be made speedily, then we would be only too pleased to accommodate them, a decision will be made on or before Tuesday," said Vaughan.
Meanwhile, former Chester striker Marcus Richardson has joined newly-promoted Nationwide Conference club Weymouth. The 28-year-old forward found first-team opportunities rare at the Deva Stadium last season, and he finished the campaign on loan at Macclesfield.