LANCE Franklin has delayed any call on his future until the end of the season as he makes a decision on if – and where – he plays on next year.
Franklin's future has again been in the spotlight this week after reports linked him to a move to Brisbane as a free agent at the end of this season.
The 35-year-old superstar has been in negotiations over a new deal with the Swans for some time, however there was a gap between the parties.
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On Saturday, AFL.com.au revealed Franklin's statement, which came via his manager Adam Finch from Buddy Promotions, to put off talks.
"At this stage conversations have been paused around my contract so I can put all my focus on playing footy. No further comment will be made until the season is done and I have decided about my future,” Franklin said.
"I am still undecided and need time after the season to make a family decision about whether I continue to play next year."
The Swans are aware of Franklin's decision to put off talks, with the club likely to make a statement on Saturday.
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Franklin has kicked 41 goals this season from 17 games and in round two became the sixth player in VFL/AFL history to reach the magical 1000-goal mark through his glittering career.
His nine-year deal with the Swans expires at the end of this year, when he will again be a restricted free agent having crossed from Hawthorn under the same mechanism at the end of 2013.