Inter Milan director Marco Branca said Wesley Sneijder will not play for the club until he makes a decision over his future at San Siro.
Branca has revealed negotiations have opened with the player in a bid to alter the terms of his contract, but as yet the Netherlands international has not responded to the club's proposal.
"We need to modify his current contract. He and his entourage have to decide what they want to do about our proposal," Branca told Sky.
"Sneijder will not play until he makes a decision about his contract."
The 28-year-old has missed a large portion of the season with a thigh injury - suffered in the 2-0 victory over Chievo in September - but looks set for an extended period away from the first team.
Inter next face Parma on Monday at Stadio Ennio Tardini.