Cameroon international Landry N'Guemo is desperate to be available for Celtic's crucial Old Firm clash with Rangers on 3rd January.
Indomitable Lions head coach Paul Le Guen could call up N'Guemo to prepare for the African Cup of Nations, a move that would rule him out of the Parkhead clash.
N'Guemo is keen to hold talks with the former Rangers manager and see if he can link up with his international colleagues once he has tackled Celtic's arch-rivals in SPL action.
The Nancy loanee knows the match could go a long way to helping decide the destination of the Scottish title and is keen to give Bhoys fans a present to remember.
"I haven't yet spoken with Paul Le Guen about it but hope I'm available for selection against Rangers on January 3," N'Guemo said.
"Of course, I want to play in this match because it is one of our main games of the season and it would be a pleasure for me to help the team win it.
"If I can do that and then go to play in the African Cup of Nations, why not? However, this decision is not for me - it's between the gaffer and Le Guen."
Meanwhile, Nancy have urged Celtic to make a decision on N'Guemo's future sooner rather than later or run the risk of missing out on his signature altogether.
The clubs are believed to have agreed in fee of around £1.5million for the Cameroon international and Celtic have until the end of April to make a decision on whether to push through the deal.
Nancy sporting director Nicolas Holveck said: "When Landry moved to Celtic on loan, we struck an agreement between the clubs over the fee for a permanent transfer.
"That option is in place until April 30. After that, he becomes our property and we can decide which club he plays for next season."