Darlington chairman George Reynolds is trying to arrange a financial deal which could see Paul Gascoigne return to English football.
The Quakers owner is a huge admirer of the former England international and believes he can lure the player back to his native north-east.
The 36-year-old has been without a club since leaving Chinese side Gansu Tianma six months ago.
Reynolds said: 'I love Paul as a player and as a person and he would be a massively popular player here. We have always been interested ...