Chester hope for Blundell
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Chester City are hopeful of finally signing Doncaster Rovers striker Gregg Blundell.Chester City chairman Stephen Vaughan is hopeful of finally completing the signing of Doncaster Rovers striker Gregg Blundell.
The Blues had agreed a six-figure fee with Donny for the 27-year-old back in May, but Chester failed to complete the move after personal terms with Blundell hit a stumbling block.
The hit-man was then the subject of failed bids by League Two new boys Carlisle United while Peterborough United boss Mark Wright ruled out a move for the player last week.
Vaughan is now hoping that Blundell will accept their revised offer and join Keith Curle's side at The Saunders Honda Stadium.
"We are hoping to get the signature tied up this week," Vaughan said.
"Having spoken to Gregg and his agent, we've made a revised offer on his personal terms and they're mulling that over."
One player that has completed his move to Chester is defender David Artell from Mansfield Town.
The 24-year-old signed a two-year deal on Monday after both clubs finally agreed a fee for the player late last week.
The news comes after The Stags threatened to report Chester to The Football League over an illegal approach to Artell after it was initially announced that he had joined The Blues late last month.
Despite the contentiousness of the transfer, both clubs have now come to an amicable agreement, thus allowing Artell to seal his move to Chester.
Meanwhile, Chester's pre-season friendly with Championship side Stoke City will be played behind closed doors after Chester County Council refused to issue the club a safety certificate.
The club are working to address the safety issues and be granted a certificate, but it will not come in time for Tuesday's clash with The Potters.