Gus Poyet has told Vito Mannone that his future will only be discussed at the end of the summer as Sunderland's priorities are elsewhere.
The Black Cats are currently focused on the battle for Premier League survival and Poyet will then have to look at the state of his squad ahead of the new campaign.
There are eight players who will be out of contract and five others only at the club on loan, while Sunderland's star men could be on the move if they suffer relegation.
Mannone is one of those who has reportedly attracted interest from elsewhere, but Poyet is prepared to wait to hold talks over a new deal.
The goalkeeper signed a two-year contract when he made the move to the Stadium of Light from Arsenal last July.
Poyet told the Sunderland Echo: "I think Vito knows that we've got eight who are out of contract and loan players, so he'll have to wait until September.
Poyet revealed last week that attempts to secure Jack Colback and Phil Bardsley to new deals had broken down, and there are now no negotiations ongoing.
"We had our intentions (with out-of-contract players) and they didn't work out," he added.
"We've stopped now and there's no more talks with anyone."