Drew Talbot, who is reported to be close to finalising his release from Portsmouth, has made just 14 senior appearances since leaving the Spireites in the summer of 2016.
But a comeback could be on the cards, with Chesterfield short of defensive cover and keen to add to the squad in January.
The 31-year-old’s love affair with Town began with a loan spell in the 2008/09 season before he joined on a permanent basis in July 2009.
Talbot made 277 appearances as a Spireite, scoring 19 goals.
He was considered as a possible signing in the summer and the Derbyshire Times understands they are keen to meet with him once his Fratton Park departure is complete to further discuss a potential return.
Yesterday the Portsmouth News reported that his time at Pompey was set to come to an end this month, despite six months remaining on his two-year contract.