Notts County are hopeful of wrapping up a deal to sign former England defender Sol Campbell.Campbell is a free agent after leaving Portsmouth in the summer and BBC Sport understands he has held "encouraging" preliminary talks with the Magpies.
The 34-year-old has been seen at Meadow Lane and it is understood he has been offered a deal by the League Two side.
Campbell, who has 73 caps, played for England under Notts director of football Sven-Goran Eriksson.
The Magpies have been linked with a host of big-name players since Eriksson arrived, including David Beckham and Dietmar Hamann.
But manager Ian McParland has looked to sign players with a proven pedigree in the lower leagues in England, with the intention of building steadily.
Signings like Lee Hughes, Luke Rodgers, Ben Davies, and Graeme Lee have helped take the Magpies to the top of the table.
However, the club have also signalled their intent to move to the next level by signing former Manchester City keeper Kasper Schmeichel.