"That is what it says in this present contract and, hopefully, I will be here next year because that is what I want.

"I love being at the club, playing for the team and playing for the supporters, who are the best there is. It is in my hands whether to stay here and I hope that is what will happen."

Kanu's agent and lawyer Samuel Okoronkwo also said, "It would not be ethical for me to discuss it but you can take it from me that Kanu is still a Portsmouth player."

Pompey have narrowly avoided relegation this season and face Wigan Athletic in their last game of the season.

Nick Turner, Goal.com