SOUTHEND United’s Sean Clohessy is in talks with several League One clubs over a possible summer switch, but staying with the Shrimpers has not been ruled out.

The reliable right back was voted Blues’ player of the year last season after starting all 59 of their matches.

And the Echo understands the 26-year-old is currently weighing up his options.

“Sean is in talks with a number of League One clubs but he’s not desperate to leave Southend and it wouldn’t take a lot for him to stay,” said a source close to the player.

“He has a young daughter and his partner has a very good job in the city which makes moving out of the area far from straight forward.

“They also have child care and family nearby to where they’re currently living so there’s more than just the football side of things to be thinking about.

“Like any other footballer Sean wants to play at the highest level possible but he also likes Phil Brown and has been impressed by him and what he’s had to say since he came to the club towards the end of last season.

“It’s an important decision for Sean though and one he will certainly not be rushing in to.”

Clohessy, whose current deal expires at the end of June,has been with the Shrimpers for the past three seasons and has made 166 appearances during that time.

The former Gillingham full-back was voted player of the year by the club’s supporters but is still hoping to be offered an improved deal by Blues.

“Southend have been making the right noises and saying the right things about wanting to keep Sean but they’ve yet to back that up with the type of contract they’ve been offering,” added the source.

If Clohessy does decide to depart then he will be able to do so on a free transfer.