Defender Jan Vertonghen admits he is considering leaving Ajax in the summer to ply his trade overseas.
The 23-year-old was linked with a move to Arsenal during last month's transfer window as manager Arsene Wenger looked to bolster his injury-hit backline.
But Vertonghen ended up staying at the Amsterdam Arena, insisting a winter move was never on the cards.
However, the Belgian stopper, who is contracted at Ajax until 2013, concedes he could be tempted by a foreign switch at the end of the season.
"In the winter departing was never an option," Vertonghen told De Telegraaf.
"But this year, I will think about a move for the first time in the summer."
Vertonghen, who came through the youth ranks at Ajax, has helped the title contenders to a current third place in the Eredivisie table this season.
And the defender insists, despite losing key players such as Luis Suarez and Urby Emanuelson in the transfer window, the Amsterdam club can lift the trophy this term.
"Obviously, players such as Suarez and Emanuelson were players who were a guarantee for a number of goals and assists," he said.
"Additionally, they were quite popular within the team. However, with their departure, other players will get the chance to prove their worth.
"And the big advantage of the formation Frank de Boer uses is that we're not over-reliant on Suarez. We still have plenty of quality left and there's absolutely no reason to act negative.
"I'm still confident that we have what it takes to win the league title. We have yet to play against FC Twente and PSV for the second time this season. And they have met each other only once as well.
"I'm desperate to win the Eredivisie title and I'm confident that we can achieve this, without Urby and Luis."