Daley Blind reportedly believes he could be shown the door by Manchester United in the summer, as the club have yet to open negotiations over a new deal.
United are understood to be intent on triggering a 12-month extension, which will keep the Dutchman at Old Trafford until the end of next season.
However, according to The Times, the Dutchman feels the club would do so purely to be able to command a fee and ensure the 27-year-old would not be allowed to walk away for free at the end of the campaign.
The Dutch international, who arrived in the North West from Ajax in the summer of 2014, has not started any of United's last 11 Premier League games, with Jose Mourinho preferring to deploy Ashley Young at left-back.
The England international, who scored two brilliant goals as United won 4-2 at Watford on Tuesday night (28 November) appears to have found a new lease of life in the role and has started every league game since returning from an injury in the middle of September.
Inter Milan were linked with a move for Blind, who has started every game in United's Champions League campaign so far this season, in the summer and could step up their interest again at the end of the season.
The versatile Dutchman is not the only United player who has less than a year left on his deal. United are looking to secure the immediate future of a host players by invoking a 12-month extension clause in their current deals, with Mourinho eager to stop them from leaving for nothing after the end of this campaign.
Earlier this month, the 20-time champions of England triggered a similar clause in Ander Herrera's contract to hang onto the Spaniard for another year at least.
However, while Young, Blind and Juan Mata are expected to pen extensions, there are concerns Marouane Fellaini might leave either in January or in the summer.
Fellaini, meanwhile, looks increasingly likely to leave Old Trafford at the end of the current campaign amid interest from Turkish giants Galatasaray and Besiktas and La Liga outfit Valencia.
The Belgian has established himself as an important part of Jose Mourinho's plans after a difficult start to his career on the red half of Manchester and has proved to be an extremely useful option from the substitutes' bench so far this season.