"I'm going to go home and spend some time with my family. I'll sit down with them and talk about it."
Renowned boxing manager Frank Warren, who looks after Athens silver medallist Amir Khan, said he had not made DeGale an offer to turn professional but stated that if the boxer is simply interested about earning big money then he has only one option.
"James knows what he's doing," Warren told BBC Radio 5 Live.
"At the moment if you're a 'podium boxer' then you earn about £75,000. Out of that James will have to pay expenses and travelling. It's nowhere near the type of money he could earn as a professional."
DeGale's gold was the pick of the three medals won by British boxers in Beijing, and the timing of the success could have further benefits for the sport.
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown recently stated he wanted boxing to take a more prominent role in schools, and DeGale praised the sport's potential to keep youngsters out of trouble.
"I say get in the gym. Get in the gym because it gives you lots of discipline. Boxing has made me a better person," he said.
"All those little kids, all the little teenagers that want to be naughty - get in the gym."
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