Wales captain Sam Warburton says there is "no doubt at all" that he will play for the Cardiff Blues next season.
Warburton is the only player to have signed a central contract with the Welsh Rugby Union, while the Welsh regions are unwilling to field centrally contracted players.
But the 25-year-old flanker has "no doubt at all" that he will be playing for the Blues next season.
"I'll be a Blues boy next year for sure," said Warburton.
"The only reason I signed my central contract was because it was the best way for me to stay at home and play for the Blues.
"I can honestly say that I haven't got nervous since I signed the deal at all, because in my head I've just been preparing to play for the Blues as normal.
"I've been back pre-season training for the last two weeks and I can't see it working out any other way."
There are no other centrally contracted players in Wales, as all other players are contracted to the regions.
Warburton decided to sign a deal with the WRU after failing to agree a new contract with the Blues, though the stance of the Welsh regions has been that they are unwilling to field centrally contracted players.
Part of the regions' funding comes from a 'participation agreement', where the WRU partly funds the regions and players are released for international duties - with other funding coming from competitions.
The two parties are yet to reach a new agreement which would cover the next five years, with the current deal ending on 30 June.
Previously Warburton said he would "only" sign a contract with the WRU if he could play for the Blues.
And the flanker has not changed his opinion, stating that there is "literally no change" between his pre-season preparations this year and last.
"I'm being treated now for my shoulder by my brother Ben who's a Blues physio, I've been at the training ground for the last two weeks during pre-season.
"I've got my new kit with all my Blues badges on.
"So as far as I'm concerned I'm prepared to play for the Blues... and that's the only club I want to be with at the moment."
Warburton is still recovering from surgery after dislocating a shoulder in the 51-3 win over Scotland, but says he expects to be fully fit in the next three weeks.