Sheffield United are in talks to re-sign Ched Evans from Chesterfield.
Evans was released by Sheffield United after he was convicted of rape in 2012.
His conviction was quashed by the Court of Appeal last April and he was found not guilty at a retrial in October.
He had served two-and-a-half years of a five-year prison sentence.
Evans joined League One Chesterfield on a one-year deal last June. This was extended by 12 months in January.
Wales international Evans joined Chesterfield last summer and has scored seven goals in 29 appearances for the relegated League One side this season.
He scored 42 goals in 103 league appearances in his first spell at Bramall Lane.
Re-signing Evans now may still raise argument in some quarters but will be considerably less controversial with Evans having cleared his name.
United believe the former Norwich and Manchester City forward can still rekindle the form of earlier in his career and help them adjust to the higher level.