Reports in the Devon media claim that veteran Plymouth Argyle defender Darren Purse is to join the Valiants on Monday.
According to the Plymouth Herald, Purse agreed to leave Argyle by mutual consent on Friday and has agreed personal terms with the Vale.
He will play no part for either club in Saturday’s game.
According to the Herald, Purse came close to joining Vale during the loan deadline but Argyle decided against the move as they could not bring in a suitable replacement.
Purse will provide welcome cover to a Vale defence that will be missing John McCombe for the next six weeks.