Asamoah Gyan says his club future will decided by the end of the month if a permanent move to Al Ain likely to be concluded.
The Sunderland striker joined the United Arab Emirates outfit in September last year in a world record loan fee of £6m.
Al Ain want to sign him on permanently after the Ghana star scored 22 goals to help them win their first league title in ten years.
Sunderland have already decided they do not want the 26-year-old back at the Stadium of Light.
Turkish side Galatasaray head a shortlist of clubs who have expressed interest in Gyan.
Sunderland paid French Ligue 1 outfit close to £ 12m for his services in August 2010 after the South Africa FIFA World Cup finals.