Brazilian midfielder Wendel has expressed his desire to remain at Bordeaux and earn a new contract.
The 29-year-old has only a year left to run on his current deal with Les Girondins and no new offer has been forthcoming following a disappointing 2010/11 campaign.
He is, however, hoping that he can convince the club's hierarchy that he is deserving of fresh terms.
Wendel told L'Equipe: "I want to stay. It's a club where I feel good and I've spent some good times.
"And who knows? If I have a very good start to the season, maybe the directors will offer me something.
"People have a short memory and that saddens me. Last season, 95% of the team struggled, myself included, but that was my only poor season.
"Everyone has forgotten that I have been at the club for four years, my goals, my assists. I want to prove to these people that they are wrong and that I am not finished."
The 29-year-old has been linked with a move to Qatari side Al-Gharafa but insisted: "Unless they offer me a contract I cannot refuse, I am not interested in going there."
Meanwhile, new Bordeaux boss Francis Gillot has played down reports suggesting he may be willing to sanction the sale of Benoit Tremoulinas to Ligue 1 rivals Marseille.
He said in La Marseillaise: "He will stay with us. I didn't join Bordeaux just to fight for survival.
"That is my opinion on the situation, but I appreciate that the chairman will make the final decision."