Southend trialist Rohan Ricketts says he will only sign for the club providing he receives a fair offer.
The former Tottenham and Wolves winger, 28 has been on trial with the League Two side but will look elsewhere if terms cannot be agreed.
"The negotiations are still ongoing between the chief executive and my agent," Ricketts told BBC Essex.
"It's not about me wanting more than what they can give, it's about a fair offer.
"I'm really hoping we can agree a deal in the next 48 hours or I probably am going to have to speak to other clubs."