LUTON Town are not going to let Notts County extend Andre Boucaud's loan at Meadow Lane.
The Magpies are desperate to keep hold of the 28-year-old midfielder for the rest of the season because he has done so well since joining them at the start of this season.
There were a lot of eyebrows raised when Notts loaned the Trinidad & Tobago international from the non-league Hatters.
But he has since won fans over with some great displays and has quickly established himself in central midfield.
He has started 11 of their 15 games in League One this season – and would have started even more, but he was harshly sent off and had a serve a suspension. He also scored a super goal in the Magpies' win at Coventry City.
Notts approached Luton this week about extending Boucaud's loan, which ends in January, until the end of the season when he will be a free agent.
But their managing director Gary Sweet has ruled that out, saying: "We're looking forward to having Andre back in January.
"He's done well for Notts County and has proved he can keep his place in a good side.
"We certainly don't have an appetite to allow him to go out on loan again."
It means the only way the Magpies have a chance of keeping him beyond the new year will be to table an offer to sign him permanently.