However, it seems like a number of teams, including Astana, RadioShack, Movistar and a new Spanish team, are interested in signing the rider.
Team Saxo Bank's current sponsorship is coming to an end this year, and Riis is surely a bit worried about the future. But maybe Contador's signature could mean a continuation of Riis and Saxo Bank's relationship. Just as it was in 2011, when Contador came to the team.
"When I have something concrete to say then I'm going to say it," Riis told Cyclingnews. “We're working on it and of course I want him to stay in the team. This is what both parties want. Of course there's lots of speculation but I have good feeling."
Before his ban ends, Contador can't really say much about where he will ride when he comes back. But it seems likely that he will re-join the Danish team.
"There have been reasons for that. As far as I understand there are also the UCI rules that we have to follow on what we can do. Hopefully we'll have something soon but I'm looking around."