Port Vale have been strongly linked to signing former Arsenal defender Gavin Hoyte, reports the Stoke Sentinel.
Hoyte, has recently returned from making his Trinidad & Tobago international debut, is currently playing with League Two side Dagenham & Redbridge.
He made his international bow in a pre World Cup friendly against Argentina in May before playing his second game against Iran.
The 24-year-old started his career with the Gunners in 2007 where he played four first team games for Arsene Wenger’s men.
During his time with the North London outfit, Hoyte, younger brother of Millwall defender Justin, had loan spells with Brighton, Watford, Lincoln and Wimbledon before signing a permanent contract with the Daggers in July 2012.
The former England youth international has played 77 times in two years for Wayne Burnett’s Dagenham and could bolster the defensive ranks at Port Vale.
Vale currently have six contracted defenders, having already added former Hibernian full back Ryan McGivern to their ranks this week.
Hoyte, who can play central defence or right back, will join Richard Duffy, Carl Dickinson, Adam Yates and Nathan Smith, if he is to sign with the Staffordshire club.
This would be Micky Adams’ fourth signing if the deal is finalised having already brought in Colin Daniel, Mark Marshall and McGivern.