Aston Villa club captain Martin Laursen will make a decision on retirement next week.
He said: "My future will be decided by the end of next week. It is strange on so many levels, but this is it.
"If it turns out that I have to stop playing, then I will be able to look back on a long career that I can be happy about.
"I would love to play football since it has been going well for Villa, and of course I want to continue."