Bradford City are understood to have held preliminary talks with Harrogate Town over the availability of goalkeeper Craig MacGillivray.
The highly-rated 20-year-old shot-stopper has been watched by the Bantams on numerous occasions and it's thought Bradford boss Phil Parkinson is ready to make his move in the next week or so.
The League One outfit are on the lookout for another goalkeeper with Jon McLaughlin's understudy Connor Ripley all set to return to his parent club, Middlesbrough.
MacGillivray, who was close to a move to Doncaster last summer, has been tracked by scouts from Chelsea, Newcastle, Wolves and Cardiff, but Bradford are believed to be in pole position.
Bradford assistant boss Steve Parkin last month admitted the club were keeping tabs on as many as six local non-league stars with MacGillivray and Halifax duo Lee Gregory and Marc Roberts also thought to be on the wanted list.
Harrogate Town manager Simon Weaver told the Harrogate Advertiser: "He has put in a lot of good back-to-back performances and he has been there in the big moments to dig us out.
"It's up to other clubs to put in the work and see his talent.
"We have been fair and honest with him and not denied that he has the talent to play at a higher level.
"But if clubs want to sign him, they will need to approach us and the deal would have to be right."
MacGillivray, who is believed to have signed a two-year deal in November 2012, will command a fee.