FORMER Billericay Town captain Paul Konchesky is in talks with Isthmian North side Grays Athletic.

Konchesky departed the AGP Arena last month, having joined Glenn Tamplin’s side in March.

And Grays boss Jamie Stuart, who knows Konchesky from their time together at Charlton Athletic, admitted that he is looking to add Konchesky to his squad and coaching staff.

Stuart, who enjoyed a stint with Southend United, said: “I’ve had a good chat with Paul and we’re in the middle of talks at the moment.

“I’m good friends with him. We were at the Charlton Athletic legends game (which celebrated 25 years since The Valley reopened) a couple of months ago.

“I still speak to him and a lot of them from my time at Charlton.

“We’re quite close, but we can’t offer him anywhere near the amount of money he was on at Billericay.

“But it’s not about the money. If he can come and help us, that would be great. We will wait and see what happens.

“It would be good to bring him in to play but also help on the coaching side as well.”

Konchesky, who scored for West Ham United in the 2006 FA Cup final, announced his shock exit from Billericay by taking to Twitter last month.

The former England international stunned the world of football when he completed the move to the AGP Arena in March.

And, having made a good impression towards the end of last season, Tamplin made the left-back club captain at the beginning of the campaign.

Konchesky’s final involvement in a Billericay shirt was converting a spot-kick in the Velocity Trophy third round penalty shoot-out win over Heybridge Swifts.

The 36-year-old made more than 30 appearances for Tamplin’s side before his departure.

Grays currently find themselves 10th in the Isthmian North standings and are looking to bounce back into the Isthmian Premier League at the first time of asking, following their relegation last term.

Should he join the club, Konchesky will challenge former Bowers & Pitsea full-back Sam Cross for Grays’ left-back starting berth.