Skysports.com understands Notts County are closing in on the signing of Macclesfield Town defender Hamza Bencherif.
Bencherif is out of contract at Macc after seeing out his deal and he looks set to leave Moss Rose.
The Algerian has previously admitted he would like to play at a higher level and County are ready to offer him that opportunity.
Bencherif started his career with Nottingham Forest, but never made a first-team appearance at the City Ground.
Even though Bencherif is out of contract, the Algerian's proposed move to Meadow Lane could go to a tribunal.