Port Vale hope to complete the signing of experienced striker Lee Hughes on Tuesday.
Hughes had his contract at Notts County terminated by mutual consent on Monday afternoon, making him a free agent.
The 36-year-old almost joined Vale in November but his protracted move to the npower League Two club did not go through before the deadline for loan deals.
Hughes is set to have a medical at Vale on Tuesday ahead of completing a move to Vale Park.
A statement on the Valiants' official website said: "Port Vale can confirm that the club is in discussions to sign striker Lee Hughes.
"The forward will have a medical tomorrow, with a view to joining Micky Adams' squad."