Japan coach Eddie Jones is discussing the prospect of taking over at Super Rugby side Stormers.
Eddie Jones is in discussions to take over as Stormers coach but maintains nothing has been finalised as he approaches the end of his contract with Japan.
Jones currently coaches the Japanese national side and it had been suggested he would also take charge of the country's new Super Rugby franchise.
The Australian is out of contract in 2015 but, amid a lack of further information regarding Japan's Super Rugby side, there had been suggestions the franchise may be taken back.
It was thought Jones was keen to stay on until the 2019 World Cup - to be held in Japan - but reports emerged this week stating a two-year deal had already been agreed between the coach and Stormers.
However, Jones told Kyodo News: "They [the press] know more than me.
"I am chatting with [Stormers] but that's the extent of it. I am off contract in 2015 and I'm looking at my options.
"Players and coaches sign contracts and do everything they can until the contract comes to an end.
"But you need to look elsewhere when your contract is coming to an end. That's professional rugby."
Worries over the Japanese franchise have surfaced in recent months, especially with regard to an apparent lack of recruitment.
The side is expected to be made up largely of players from the national side but SANZAR chief executive Greg Peters told The Australian in June it remained a "serious issue" nonetheless.