NOTTS County boss Keith Curle has revealed tomorrow could be D-day in his attempts to keep Andre Boucaud at Meadow Lane.
Curle is meeting chief executive Jim Rodwell to talk transfers – and top of the agenda is calling Luton Town to see if they can extend Boucaud's loan when it ends in January, or even sign him permanently.
The 28-year-old midfielder has been a big hit since joining Notts this season.
He has started 11 of their 15 league games and scored a super goal in their 2-1 win at Coventry City nine days ago.
The Magpies are sixth in League One and want to go on and win promotion into the Championship, so they don't want to lose Boucaud in the new year.
But they could if Luton, who are second in the Blue Square Bet Premier, want him back – or if another club makes a better bid for him.
Curle and Rodwell will also decide whether to extend the loan of young Blackpool defender Ashley Eastham, who has started their last three league games, and discuss the possibility of more players being loaned out.
"We are going to have a sit down to go through the loans, both in and out and that will include Andre," said Curle.
"We're going to try to make contact with Luton to find out what their thoughts are.
"If he's going to go back, the sooner we know the better so we can look to bring in another ball-playing midfielder.
"We've got to safeguard ourselves.
"We're mindful of the fact Luton is Andre's parent club.
"If they want him back there is nothing we can do about it, even if he wants to stay here and we want to keep him.
"If they want him back, he will go back, it's as simple as that, and we'll have to get somebody else in.
"But ideally we'd like to keep him."