At his press conference to announce a squad for Wales' final two World Cup qualifiers today, manager Chris Coleman appeared to suggest he may not sign a new contract when his current one expires in November.
Coleman is understood to have agreed a contract extension with the Football Association of Wales, but it has not yet been signed.
Swansea manager Michael Laudrup called on his Wales counterpart Chris Coleman to give Ashley Williams time to recover from an ankle injury - but Williams has been included in the national squad.
Coleman said: "Michael Laudrup will be looking after Swansea and I fully expect that. I have to look after Wales. If there's any chance we can have Ash we will. I'm sure he respects my priority is Wales."
"We won't take risks with players, it's not to our benefit to do that. If there is a chance we will push hard. The bottom line will be player. The player says he can or can't."
Wales face Macedonia at the Cardiff City Stadium on Friday 11 October, and Belgium in Brussels on Tuesday 15 October.
They can no longer qualify for the World Cup in Brazil next summer, but manager Chris Coleman has emphasised the importance of a strong finish, to improve Wales' seeding for the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign.
The full squad:
Wayne Hennessey, Glyn Myhill, Owain Fon Williams
Ben Davies, Danny Gabbidon, Chris Gunter, Adam Matthews, Samuel Ricketts, Neil Taylor, Ashley Williams
Joe Allen, Jack Collison, Andrew Crofts, Declan John, Andy King, Joe Ledley, Aaron Ramsey, David Vaughan
Gareth Bale, Craig Bellamy, Simon Church, Hal Robson-Kanu, Sam Vokes
The 24-year-old, who became the world's most expensive player when he moved from Tottenham to the Spanish giants for £80m this summer, missed Madrid's Champions League match against FC Copenhagen last night - having been diagnosed with a muscle contracture in his left thigh.
There was no confirmation on how long the problem would sideline him for, but it was thought to be several weeks, and his inclusion in Chris Coleman's 23-man squad comes as a surprise.
Gareth Bale has been included in the Wales squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Macedonia and Belgium, the Football Association of Wales has confirmed, despite missing Real Madrid's game against FC Copenhagen on Wednesday night because of injury. 031106 OCT 13