Craig Gordon claims there is a possibility that he will pen a new deal at Sunderland, but is keeping his open options after becoming a free agent.
The Black Cats parted with £9million when they tempted the Scotland international away from Hearts in 2007.
Gordon was considered to be one of Europe's top keepers at that time, but injuries have prevented him from making the desired impact at the Stadium of Light.
His contract has been allowed to run down as a result and he is now waiting to see what the future holds.
Gordon told Sky Sports News HD: "I'm out of contract now but there is nothing on the table as yet. It's just a case of seeing what's out there and making the right choice for me when the offers come up."
There is a chance that Sunderland will put fresh terms to him, with Martin O'Neill reluctant to part with a player of Gordon's calibre.
His hands are tied at the moment, though, and he must move players out, freeing up space in his squad, before offering out new deals.
"The door is still open there, although there is nothing on the table as yet," said Gordon.
"I think they would ideally like to do something, but with the three goalkeepers the manager has at his disposal right now, something would need to change for me to get back in there.
"That's still a possibility. The manager has spoken to me, he says he likes me very much and would like to do something, but at the moment it's just waiting to see what comes over the summer."