Notts County are hoping to sign Gavin Strachan and have allowed Paul Mayo to join Darlington on loan.
Peterborough United midfielder Strachan has been in talks with County after failing to make a first-team appearance since late October.
An 18-month deal has been lined up and Magpies boss Ian McParland hopes to finalise the switch on Thursday.
Blue Square Premier side Oxford United are also keen on Strachan, but he is expected to remain in League football with the Magpies.
Meanwhile, McParland has allowed defender Mayo to link up with League Two rivals Darlington on a month's loan.
Mayo has made 17 appearances in the league for the Magpies after joining on a free transfer from Lincoln City last summer.