Mark van Bommel insists a return to PSV Eindhoven is not on the agenda with his Bayern Munich contract due to expire in the summer.
The 31-year-old Holland midfielder has been offered a one-year extension to his deal with the German champions, and will make a decision at the end of January on whether to sign it.
He told Sportweek magazine: "Bit by bit I have an idea which way the decision is going. But I want to take my time to think more about it."
Van Bommel attended PSV's goalless Eredivisie draw at home to FC Twente on December 27 but claims no talks took place over a switch back to the Philips Stadion.
"I have spoken with a lot of people, but with no-one about a possible contract in Eindhoven." he said. "So that's not part of the thinking process.
"PSV is at this point in my career not my first option. Only when no other big foreign clubs call us will PSV come into the picture."