In case you missed any of the unfolding drama, here are the key events of a busy June as told by the OVF website.
Norman Smurthwaite tells OVF readers that he would break the £1.7m playing budget to sign defender Remie Streete
Enoch Andoh’s hopes of representing his country in the Olympics end as Ghana U23 lose a penalty shoot-out to the DR Congo
Goalkeeper Sam Johnson is the first player to commit his future to the club, agreeing a one-year deal
However, striker Tom Pope confirms that he has signed for League One rivals Bury after rejecting an offer from Port Vale
Defender Nathan Smith commits his future to the club by agreeing a new two-year deal.
Young striker Jonathan Kapend follows suit by signing his first professional contract.
Goalkeeper Ryan Boot agrees a new deal to remain at the club.
Midfielder Ryan Lloyd follows suit with a one-year contract.
Experienced midfielder Chris Birchall questions the club’s “loyalty” after their reduced contract offer.
Louis Dodds agrees to sign his new contract – a one year deal with an option for a further year.
OVF reports that Bristol Rovers say Chris Lines would be the club’s “first choice” summer signing.
Veteran defender Adam Yates agrees a one-year deal with the Valiants.
Vale sign left-winger Sam Kelly on a two-year contract.
Gillingham confirm that they have signed striker Ben Williamson, who turned down a new contract from Vale.
Vale celebrate the capture of former Newcastle United defender Remie Streete on a two-year deal.
Remie Streete says that encouragement from online Vale fans persuaded him to join the Valiants.
Port Vale face an opening day game against neighbours Crewe as the new fixtures are announced.
The Valiants announce the signing of Yeovil’s player of the year Sam Foley.
Vale confirm that key midfielder Michael O’Connor has verbally agreed a new contract.
Veteran midfielder Chris Birchall agrees a new contract with the club.
However, chairman Norman Smurthwaite says the club missed out on signing Swindon striker Andy Williams.
Freddie Veseli and Mark Marshall leave after the deadline to agree a new deal expires.
Vale announce that defender Ben Purkiss has agreed a two-year contract.
The Valiants add Crewe midfielder Anthony Grant to their squad.
Norman Smurthwaite says any future signings will depend on the club hitting season ticket sales targets.
Released defender Chris Robertson signs for SPL side Ross County.
Vale add goalkeeping coach Dave Timmins to their backroom staff.
Timmins is joined by John Harbin who is the new performance coach.
Chris Lines leaves Vale by mutual consent and joins Bristol Rovers.