As Gus Poyet looks to keep Seb Larsson at Sunderland despite his contract expiring in the near future, the midfielder says that is still a possibility even though his future is currently unclear.
Speaking ahead of Sweden's international games with Denmark and Belgium, Larsson says he knew his future would be still up in the air six months ago;
There is nothing clear and so it is always. I've been in this situation before, even if it may not be as much of the player market as before.
I've known about this for half a year and I have been pretty quiet. I'm still pretty quiet in there. Then if you want something done relatively soon, something that you are happy with. Then we'll see if that happens.
The midfielder, who turns 29 in a couple of weeks, says he has enjoyed his time at Sunderland and is keeping the door open on staying at the club, even if he has not currently signed a new deal;
I've never closed the door. It depends on what the conversations provide, what the club want and I want.
We've had a turbulent two years, but purely socially and in terms of football it has been a good place to be even though it's been up and down. But that does not mean I have signed for them.
After being linked with a host of foreign clubs, including Napoli, Lazio, Fenerbahce and Galatasaray, Larsson says he's more open to a move abroad than he ever has been before;
I'm pretty open. More open than I have been previously in his career.
While I have been in England a long time and I feel incredibly good in England. We thrive socially and in terms of football. I will say it again. Overall, it is the best and most exciting league in the world, I think.
Thinking about leaving if there is a chance to stay would be pretty difficult. But I'm still open. We look at the options available and will pick out the one that feels best.
With his contract due to expire in a little over a month, Larsson's desire to stay in the Premier League may give Sunderland hope, even though West Ham's reported contract offer may make the London club favourites for his signature when you consider the wage increase usually on offer to Bosman free transfers.
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