Germany international midfielder Christian Trasch is playing a waiting game before discussing a new contract with Stuttgart.
The club's general manager Fredi Bobic says he wants to try and keep the player beyond his current contract, which expires in June 2012.
But Stuttgart are currently sitting rock-bottom of the Bundesliga and Trasch insists he will wait and see how the club progresses this term before entering into any talks.
He said: "At this point in time I have no interest in discussing a new contract.
"We have to ensure we are going to escape from the bottom region of the Bundesliga table. After we have succeeded with that, we are going to see further."
But Bobic hopes to tie the player down for the long term, telling the Stuttgarter Zeitung newspaper: "We have been telling Christian Trasch we are keen to keep him at our club on a long term level, we are not thinking about anything else in this respect.
"He is a key figure to our plans as he is a first team regular in our line-up."
Ingolstadt-born Trasch joined the club from the reserves of second-tier 1860 Munich in June 2007.
He won his first team debut in February 2008 and has gone on to establish himself as a regular for the Bundesliga side.
He has played four international matches for Germany since his debut in June 2009 in a friendly against the UAE.