HITC Sport understands Shrewsbury defender is set for League Two loan.
Shrewsbury Town defender Zak Jules is set to join Port Vale on loan, HITC Sport understands.
Jules joined Shrewsbury last summer after leaving Reading, but he has yet to make his first-team debut for the club.
The 20-year-old joined Chesterfield on loan on transfer deadline day in the summer, but saw his stay at the League Two club cut short by a serious hamstring injury.
Jules made six appearances for Chesterfield in League Two before suffering the hamstring injury against Yeovi in September.
Zak Jules in action for Scotland's Under-21s
The powerful central defender underwent surgery on the injury, but he is now back to full fitness and Shrewsbury are happy to loan him out for the second half of the season.
Jules is unlikely to break into the Shrewsbury side with the team currently riding high in second spot in League One as they chase promotion, but they feel a loan move will help Jules regain match sharpness after his lengthy lay-off.
A number of clubs have expressed an interest in taking the Scotland Under-21 international on loan, but Port Vale have moved quickly to agree a deal with Shrewsbury for Jules.