Kenwyne Jones has admitted he could join Tottenham if Sunderland are relegated on Sunday.
The Black Cats head into the final round of fixtures knowing that they will go down should results go against them.
And Jones, who scored in Monday's 3-1 defeat at Portsmouth, said: 'If we stay up I am definitely going to be here. If we go down I don't know what is going to happen.
'I can't say what is going to happen but, at the same time, I just have to work hard and do the best I can for Sunderland.
'Tottenham have been linked with me quite strongly for month upon month. I can't say I know what is going on there or whether it is just paper talk or what. I can only focus on the job I have now.'
Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp was in charge of Jones at Southamton and made a bid to bring him to White Hart Lane in the January transfer window.
Redknapp is on the look-out for new strikers as he makes rebuilding plans ahead of next season.
Darren Bent and Roman Pavlyuchenko could both be sold as part of a summer turnover at the Lane.