Oldham Athletic are reportedly heading the chase to sign goalkeeper Greg Fleming from stricken Scottish club Gretna.
The 21-year-old has impressed for the Black & Whites this season, despite their dismal campaign rooted to the foot of the SPL table.
Fleming had also been a target for Crewe Alexandra, but the Railwaymen have given up the ghost.
Crewe first-team coach Steve Holland revealed: "We tried to sign the keeper from Gretna, but he has indicated he is going to join Oldham.
"We went to watch him several times and we were impressed. He would have done us for sure, but unfortunately he has opted to go to Oldham."