The Valiants continue to be engaged in talks with Championship side Blackburn Rovers about a long-term loan deal for striker Jordan Slew.
Vale remain light upfront after the departures of Jordan Hugill and Gavin Tomlin and Slew remains the club’s top target.
Slew played under Micky Adams for Sheffield United and is currently unable to break through into the first-team at Ewood Park.
Jordan Slew Factfile
Clubs: Sheff Utd, Blackburn
Loans: Stevenage, Oldham, Rotherham, Ross County