Port Vale have a number of things including international clearance if they are to sign former Coventry City winger Chris Birchall.
The former Trinidad & Tobago was not offered a new deal by LA Galaxy and has been based in Stoke for the last few months.
There had been talk that he had signed for Port Vale yesterday but Vale Boss Micky Adams dismissed this, saying to the Port Vale official club website: "I was surprised to read Chris Birchall had signed because international clearance has not arrived and we are still to sort some other issues.
"I also smiled to myself when I saw he was playing for free - because you don't get anything for free in football.
"Hopefully we can get something completed but we aren't there yet."