Assistant manager Paul Bodin says that the club will “be patient” with out of contract pair Michael O’Connor and Mark Marshall.
Neither player has agreed to Vale’s contract offer and Bodin told BBC Radio Stoke: “When their contracts are up players are always looking for better options.
Things are not agreed as quickly as you’d like but we’ll be patient…
“Things are not agreed as quickly as you’d like but we’ll be patient.
“Players have a little bit more power and freedom these days and you understand that.
“We do want them in as quickly as possible so we can bed them in.”