Port Vale have held "preliminary talks" with an Anglo-American investment group.
The club's board of directors, who on Friday announced the meeting would take place, have made no secret of their desire to explore external funding.
"The Board of Port Vale Football Club met this weekend with the representatives of an Anglo-American investment group," read a club statement.
"Preliminary talks were cordial and constructive and it was agreed that further talks were warranted.
"The representatives of the group expressed their thanks for a warm welcome at the club and an insight into the wide range of football and non-football activities."
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