Sponichi reports that Yu Darvish could meet with the Nippon Ham Fighters as early as 12/2 to discuss his future plans.
Darvish is scheduled to attend the team's Nokai (final meeting of the year) and could meet with front office brass.
Fighters' rep Toshimasa Shimada said to reporters, "If I see him I will say hello, but I will not be the one to bring up the contract."
And GM Masao Yamada said, "We need to be prepared for either situation (remaining, leaving)."
Darvish is also unofficially slated to step down from his position as vice chairman of the Fighters' player's group.