Skysports.com understands Port Vale are hoping to sign MK Dons midfielder Colin Cameron by offering him a player-coaching role.
Cameron's future at MK Dons is up in the air as his current contract is due to expire at the end of this month.
The former Scotland international has been in talks with the League One new boys about a fresh deal, but the departure of manager Paul Ince to Blackburn has thrown his future up in the air.
The news has alerted Port Vale who are hoping to bring Cameron to Vale Park to help them in their bid to win promotion back to League One next season.
Vale hope the managerial change at Dons and the offer of a player-coaching role could persuade Cameron to leave Milton Keynes for a new challenge.
Cameron's agent Jim McArthur has admitted the former Hearts and Wolves player is weighing up his options.
"Colin would like to stay at MK Dons, but with no manager there are other clubs who could move to lure Colin away," McArthur told skysports.com.
"Colin is out of contract and everything has to be considered so Colin will be weighing up all the options available to him."