Benoit Pedretti is set to remain at Auxerre and is setting his sights on an international recall.
The 29-year-old enjoyed a productive campaign in 2009/10, returning to something like his form of old.
A number of assured displays led to speculation that he could be on the move this summer, with various clubs reported to be keen.
However, no offers have materialised and the experienced midfielder remains in Burgundy.
Pedretti insists he has no qualms about staying put, as he has much to look forward to in the season ahead.
He also believes that he is capable of adding to the 22 caps he has earned for France, despite his last appearance for Les Bleus coming some five years ago.
Pedretti told L'Equipe: "At Auxerre everything is shaping up well. I am playing for a team towards the top of the table and we are in the Champions League.
"If I can repeat what I did last season, I will be very happy.
"There is a chance that I could get back into the France team. It is now or never!
"The transfer market has gone very quiet and there has never been an offer. I had contact, but it was dependant on the departure of another player.
"There is a very good chance that I will remain at Auxerre. But you never know."