Sky Sports understands that League Two new boys Mansfield Town are lining up an approach for John McCombe.
The 28-year-old is available as a free agent after leaving Port Vale.
McCombe is ready to take on a new challenge after five years with Vale, during which time he made over 200 appearances for the club.
He has vast experience of life in the fourth tier and helped Vale to promotion in 2012/13.
Mansfield feel he would be a useful addition to their ranks as they prepare to step back up into the Football League after a five-year absence.