Ched Evans' return to Bramall Lane has moved a step closer after the Chesterfield striker passed a Sheffield United medical.
Ashley Carson, the Chesterfield director, confirmed that they are in 'advanced talks' with United over Evans, and he expects a deal to be concluded next week.
As part of the transfer David Brooks, the talented young United midfielder, will join Chesterfield on a season-long loan as they prepare for life in League Two.
"I am in advanced talks with Sheffield United regarding Ched Evans," Carson said.
"We're expecting early next week to complete [the deal]. As part of the deal Kevin McCabe has agreed we can loan David Brooks on a season loan. I spoke to David last night and he is very happy."
United co-chairman McCabe admitted yesterday, at his club's open-top bus celebrations, that Evans is close to rejoining the League One title winners and added: "It'll be great to have Ched back."
The Welsh international striker was jailed for rape in 2012, but his conviction was overturned and he was found not guilty at a retrial.