Sky Sports understands Torquay are poised to sign former Northampton Town midfielder Ben Harding
Harding is available on a free transfer after turning down a new deal at Northampton earlier this summer.
The 28-year-old originally joined Torquay on loan from Wycombe Wanderers in January last year before making the move permanent.
Harding established himself as a key player in Aidy Boothroyd's side and helped them reach the League Two play-off final last season.
Torquay boss Alan Knill has moved to lure Harding to Plainmoor with the player set to sign a two-year deal at the Gulls.