Andrei Kanchelskis is close to making his mind up over Albion's offer of a three-month contract.

The 'will he, won't he' saga has been dragging on since the former Manchester United winger started training with the Seagulls a month ago.

Now Kanchelskis has revealed he is creeping nearer to at last giving Albion an answer.

The 34-year-old Ukrainian, who lives in East Grinstead, said: "I will make a final decision about my future either this week or next week.

"Al Hilal, my old club in Saudi Arabia, want me back and I am still discussing my future with my family.

"Money is not important to me now, it's important that I play football."

Kanchelskis has turned down a move to Switzerland, but there is other interest from abroad.

"Some clubs in America are interested but their season starts in December, so maybe I will stay for the three months here and then see what happens," he said.

"The chairman (Dick Knight) has said even if I don't sign for Brighton I can stay here to train, which is good for me. It is difficult training alone."