Aberdeen captain Scott Severin admits he has a 'tough decision' to make regarding his future at Pittodrie.
The midfielder is thought to be close to quitting the SPL outfit because the cash-strapped club have been unable to offer a new contract.
Championship play-off contenders Burnley have been linked with Severin and the 14-time Scotland international confesses he is considering his options.
The former Hearts player has hinted that a move to another country could appeal and has confirmed that he has been approached by interested parties.
"A few clubs have been on the phone to my agent but he has told them we are still in discussions with Aberdeen and they will be the first club to know my decision," Severin said in the Daily Record.
"I realise a tough decision will have to be made and I will not rush into it. I have a young family to think about and my wee boy starts school next year.
"I am 30 now and this will be the biggest decision of my career so I will take as long as neccesary. I have spent 10 years in the SPL and there are times you feel it is a bit boring and you fancy a new challenge.
"There are other times you realise this is a great league to play in and I enjoy it."
Severin's Aberdeen team-mate Lee Mair is also thought to be considering leaving the club and St Mirren are reported to have made an approach for the versatile defender.