However, he clarified that no previous discussions had taken place, and denied meeting Stormers officials over a role with the Cape franchise.
He told The Christchurch Press: "I don't have anything in concrete, no. I'm a lot more conscious of alternatives if you like, but that's it."
Deans played down speculation that he is the All Blacks coach-designate.
He added: "There's nothing certain. Those decisions are made in time, and it's just not in mind right now. If it became a reality, I'd consider it."
The New Zealand Rugby Union has re-affirmed its intent to keep Deans within New Zealand, although he has been linked with a number of other Super 14 jobs and key northern hemisphere positions.