Wolves boss Mick McCarthy insisted Van Damme was committed to staying at Molineux but the player himself has told the Belgian press: "The coach (McCarthy) has asked me: 'If you had the choice to return to Anderlecht, would you do it?' I have answered, 'Yes'.
"In January, if we see that things are not possible between Wolverhampton and me, we will remain good friends."
He added: "I've heard something about that, but that changes nothing. Do I regret that I left? Regret is a big word. At that moment, Anderlecht and I just made a choice."