Frustrated Bolton Wanderers manager Gary Megson has told El Hadji Diouf to make a decision over whether he wants to remain at the Reebok Stadium.
The 27-year-old Senegal striker announced he intended to leave the club this summer during the closing weeks of the last campaign.
Diouf said he would be on his way whether or not the Trotters preserved their Premier League status.
But Megson has revealed his frustration that the former Liverpool striker has yet to inform him of his plans with the new campaign now on the horizon.
Megson hopes Diouf will stay with the club, but has warned the player that his patience is beginning to wear thin.
"Everything that has been said about El Hadji has come from him," he told the Bolton News.
"It was him who claimed he wasn't staying and him that did a solo lap of the ground as a farewell to fans in the final home game.
"He needs to sort out what he wants to do and then take it from there. You can't always do what we would like to, and when El Hadji came out and said he would be leaving regardless of whether we go down or stay up, he still needed somewhere to go to. That hasn't happened yet.
"He is a terrific talent and I'd be delighted if he did a U-turn and said he wanted to stay here.
"I'd like him to stay but he has got to realise that he is part of a squad and he has got to focus on what is best for Bolton."