Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp has held talks with Sol Campbell in a bid to persuaded the former Arsenal defender to Fratton Park.
“Sol has got plenty of offers at home and abroad,” Redknapp admitted.
“He will make up his mind soon and he knows all about Pompey and what we’ve got to offer, but I couldn’t do more to convince him than buy him a glass of mineral water.
“Everybody knows we’ve got to invest to improve our squad for next season. We are short of quality still and Sol would be just the man to do a big job for us.
“But I honestly still can’t say what he will do.”
Turkish club Fenerbahce and French side Marseille have also been linked with moves for Campbell.
Redknapp has made just two new signings this summer – right-back Glen Johnson on a one-season loan from Chelsea and former Liverpool and Blackburn midfielder David Thompson on a free transfer.