Robert Pires is debating whether to retire from football or to make a return to action in January.
The 38-year-old is without a club after being released by Aston Villa in the summer, who he made nine appearances for last season.
The World Cup winner has been offered a chance to join French first division side Valenciennes in the January transfer window.
The northern French club are currently second bottom of the Ligue 1 table.
The former Arsenal and Villarreal winger said: "I'm on stand-by. I want to go but I'm also keen to retire.