Celtic striker Anthony Stokes admits he is no closer to signing a new deal and has warned he will consider his options in January.
Stokes' current deal expires at the end of the season and he turned down the club's first offer of a new contract last year.
The 25-year-old is free to talk with interested clubs in the New Year and he admits he is finding the contract wrangle frustrating.
"I'm now getting to the stage where I can sign a pre-contract in a couple of months so if it stays like that I'll need to see what my options are and take it from there," Stokes told the Daily Record.
"I've always said I want to stay, that I'm happy here, but it's getting to the point where I haven't got long on my contract and every player wants a bit of security.
"We're not really close with the new contract - it's pretty much the same.
"I turned down the last deal and there's not really been too much discussion since then. I don't know what the problem is, I can't answer that."