The Sentinel newspaper claims that Port Vale are in a “three-way chase” to land striker Liam Dickinson.
Dickinson, who has played for ten clubs despite being only 26 years of age, was released by Southend United earlier this summer.
After Dickinson had scored 12 goals in 33 starts there was some surprise at his free transfer. But at the time it was indicated in the Suthend media that his injury record, his contract (which would have seen a large increase in the player’s wages) and the player’s own desire to move closer to his family in Salford were the reasons behind Dickinson leaving the club.
According to Dickinson’s agent, former Port Vale legend Phil Sproson, there are three clubs interested in the 26 year-old.
Sproson told the newspaper: “A club from League One are involved, and one other club from League Two as well.
“We are in the process of meeting them all and we will then sit down and see which club suits Liam best.”
“We will meet everyone but we’ll take our time because it’s an important move for the lad.
“Port Vale are still in administration at the moment, so we will have to keep a close eye on that.
“But once it is sorted out, it will then be up to Liam.”
Vale are in the market for a new striker after Marc Richards decided to join League Two rivals Chesterfield.