Hertha Berlin coach Jos Luhukay will make a decision on the long-term future of Pierre-Michel Lasogga at the end of the striker's loan spell at Hamburg.
Lasogga has scored six goals in seven Bundesliga appearances for Hamburg since joining on a season-long loan before the close of the summer transfer window.
Hamburg have expressed an interest in signing the 21-year-old permanently, and Schalke have also been linked with a bid, but Hertha will not rush a decision on Lasogga's future.
"Pierre-Michel Lasogga will return to our club next summer," Luhukay told Berliner Zeitung newspaper. "We will then sit down with him and review his situation in detail.
"He has a contract at our club for one more season. Of course, we want everyone to feel fine and will therefore consider good solutions."
Meanwhile, Hertha's veteran midfielder Levan Kobiashvili has acknowledged that he could retire at the end of the season after making just two Bundesliga appearances so far this term.
The 36-year-old, who joined Hertha in January 2010, is out of contract next summer and has conceded it is tough to break into Luhukay's plans.
The Georgian told Ruhr Nachrichten newspaper: "I am still enjoying the game, there is no doubt about that.
"Still, it isn't easy to break into the first XI and remain in the match squad ahead of a game. We have a good team and great competition for those first-team roles.
"I will have to consider that with regard to my personal future. I have a deal that expires at the end of the campaign."