Kenwyne Jones has strongly intimated that this season could be his last at Sunderland should they fail to fend off the drop.
The Black Cats are perched perilously above the drop zone with just one Premier League game left to play, as Chelsea visit the Stadium of Light on Sunday.
Jones has been one of the club's leading lights in what has been a difficult campaign for Ricky Sbragia's side and his powerful performances have caught the eye elsewhere.
Tottenham failed to land the Trinidadian striker in January but could rekindle their interest in the summer if given the green light by either Jones or Sunderland.
Sbragia would be loath to lose one of his top players, especially given on-loan Djibril Cisse's likely return to Marseille, but it does look as though Jones would seek a move should the club be relegated.
The timing of Jones' interview is unlikely to sit well with his manager ahead of what is a massive game for the club.
"I can't say what's going to happen," conceded Jones. "Things do happen in those situations.
"I've committed myself to the club. If we stay up, I am definitely going to be here.
"If we go down I don't know what is going to happen. Totttenham have been linked with me quite strongly.
"I can't say what is going on there."
Jones, Sunderland's top goalscorer with 11, signed a new four-and-a-half year deal in January.