SOUTHEND have been rumoured to be interested in signing Bermuda international Justin Donawa.

Donawa is currently a Solihull Moors player and has been offered a new deal at the club that reached the National League play-off final.

Solihull did lose the match 2-1 to Grimsby Town after extra time, although Donawa did not make the squad for the match at the London Stadium.

He has not played for the club since December due to a fractured distal fibula in the 0-0 draw away to Eastleigh. Donawa was offered fresh terms to stay at the club, but there is still no confirmation that he has accepted that offer.

The winger has made 40 appearances for Solihull since joining the club, scoring six goals. His contract at the club is set to expire at the end of the month and he will be able to move clubs as a free agent.

Last season he made 16 appearances in all competitions and managed to score twice.

Internationally, Donawa has made 21 appearances for Bermuda, scoring three goals, including a brace against the Bahamas in a World Cup Qualifier.

According to Non-League Files, Southend and Torquay United are both interested in signing the 25-year-old.

Blues boss Kevin Maher has previously said that the club are making progress with bringing in new faces ahead of the new season.

After completing deals to sign Cav Miley and Dan Mooney, he said: "There's a lot going on and we're talking to our targets.

"Progress has been made, and I'd like to think we're getting closer with two or three but things can take longer than you'd like or expect at times, especially with people being away, but things are moving the right way.

"I'm pleased with the work we're doing and hopefully, we will have more news to share soon."