Skysports.com understands Scunthorpe are closing in on the signing of Accrington Stanley midfielder Jimmy Ryan.
Scunthorpe boss Alan Knill has confirmed he is closing in on the signing of two mystery players and one of them is thought to be Ryan.
Ryan is out of contract at Accrington and Scunthorpe are now hoping to win the race for the former Liverpool youngster's services.
Ryan has attracted the interest of a number of clubs after another impressive campaign last season.
The 22-year-old was an ever-present in League Two last term and he was named in the PFA League Two team of the Year.
His signing would be a massive coup for Knill as he looks to get Scunthorpe back into the Championship at the first time of asking.