Southampton's on-loan defender Toby Alderweireld hopes his future can be resolved quickly.
The Belgian has enjoyed a successful loan at St Mary's from Atletico Madrid.
Southampton do have an option to buy for around £6.8million but it understood Atletico could revoke that by making a payment.
If that occurred the Spanish club could either keep him or sell elsewhere, and both Manchester City and Tottenham have been linked with the 26-year-old.
He said: "I hope to know where my future is before pre-season starts because it's two years in a row that I have done a pre-season with a club and then on August 31 I have left.
"So I hope this time I can do a pre-season with the club that I will be playing with and have a good year.
"The situation is frustrating and I don't know what will happen. I would like to make a decision but the club has to decide first.
"There are three options - stay with Atletico, stay with Southampton or go to another club. So we will see what happens.
"I've had a fantastic year, I can't lie about that, so yes I'd like to stay in the Premier League."
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Southampton manager Ronald Koeman believes his team will turn a good season into a "special" one if they hold off Swansea and secure qualification for the Europa League.
The Saints are in danger of slipping out of the European spots after a run of just one win in six matches, which has left them clinging on to seventh place in the Premier League table.
"If we win, we will have a good possibility to achieve the sixth or the seventh position in the table and that makes the season a special one in my opinion," Koeman said.
"It's always difficult because if someone offered me a paper in pre-season to finish eighth or seventh in the table, I would have asked, 'where can I sign that paper?'
"But, of course, the feeling in the last part of the season is also important and, of course, you have to look back to the whole season. "It will be a good season for Southampton but if we don't reach the sixth or seventh position, you end the season with a little bit of a different feeling."
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Southampton are confident Nathaniel Clyne will sign a new contract "sooner rather than later" after a change of agent allowed talks to accelerate with the defender, according to executive director of football Les Reed.
Saints are eager to strike an agreement with Clyne, whose current contract expires at the end of next season and is reportedly a summer transfer target for Manchester United.
Manager Ronald Koeman last month gave the 24-year-old 10 days to make a decision on his future and while that deadline has now passed, Reed says a new agent has seen talks progress:
I'm in discussions with his agent and those have been very, very positive. There's bound to be a lot of speculation because he's such a good player and has had such a good season so we have to balance that against what he can do for us in the future and what we can do for him.
We're at a very good place at the moment in terms of the discussions going on and I'm confident again that we will have a resolution to that sooner rather than later.
Southampton's media team have approached the club's new kit launch with the same impressive creativity they have benefited from on the pitch in recent years.
The #showyourstripes campaign features colour psychologist Dr Barry Gale as he starts work as Southampton's Player Integration Officer.
One of Gale's many rib-tickling musings include:
"What I'll be using here is something I like to call a Player's Integrated Stripes Strategy. Now that's a bit of a mouthful so let's just all call it P***"
The mini mocumentary sees the likes of Jose Fonte, James Ward-Prowse, Maya Yoshida and Jay Rodriguez spend time with Dr Gale in order to learn crucial techniques for integrating the red and white stripes of the new kit into their everyday lives.
Nathaniel Clyne's deadline to give Southampton a decision on his future has passed, but Press Association Sport understands contract negotiations have reopened to keep him at St Mary's.
Speculation about the right-back has ramped up in recent months, with Manchester United strongly linked with a summer move for England international.
The fact Clyne is out of contract next summer has fueled talk and Saints manager Ronald Koeman has repeatedly underlined the importance of knowing whether he would sign a new and improved deal or not.
Executive director Les Reed planned to sit down with the full-back after Saturday's defeat to Leicester and it appears there is a chance he could yet stay on the south coast.