Nicklas Bendtner has revealed he is unlikely to remain with Sunderland - even if the opportunity arises.
Bendtner, 24, is currently on a season-long loan with the Black Cats from Arsenal where he has scored seven goals.
A decision on the Denmark international's future has not been made by Martin O'Neil, who is aware he needs to strengthen his striking options.
Bendtner, though, could take the decision out of the manager's hands as he looks for pastures new.
"Never say never about Sunderland, but it is not certain that I will be here if the opportunity arises," he told www.Sporten.tv2.dk.
"About Arsenal, I obviously have to have a chat with the club about it [the future], but it's not there that the first priority is going to be. I think I have been fairly clear about it."
Bendtner was signed by Steve Bruce, who had previously worked with him at Birmingham.
The change of manager and the nasty facial injury he suffered during his time on Wearside has not dented his enjoyment at Sunderland.
"It's been great to come up here and get games," he added.
"It's different than what I was used to at Arsenal, but it's been a good period for me."