Marco Branca says Wesley Sneijder will not play for Inter until he makes a decision over his future at San Siro.
The Nerazzurri director has revealed that negotiations have opened with the player in a bid to alter the terms of his current 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 back in September - but now looks set for an extended period of absence.
Inter next faces Parma on Monday at Stadio Ennio Tardini, as it bids to keep up the pressure on league leader Juventus.