WOLVES could take advantage of Chelsea’s transfer ban and swoop for Valencia defender Mouctar Diakhaby.
The French defender is rated around the £18million mark, which would seem like excellent business for the Premier League outfit.
Chelsea were interested in Diakhaby since his Lyon days, when Antonio Conte was boss at Stamford Bridge.
But the Blues are currently appealing against a two-window ban from Fifa.
Chelsea were found guilty of 29 breaches of regulations over transferring minors, with the key case being that of former attacking midfielder Bertrand Traore.
After their appeal to Fifa failed earlier at the start of May, Chelsea described themselves as “very disappointed” and insisted the club “categorically refutes” the findings.
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But as that row rumbles on, it could open the door to Prem rivals Wolves, who will be looking to build on a terrific first season back in the top flight.
French website L’Equipe reports that Wolves are keen on Diakhaby after being impressed with how his countrymen Willy Boly and Romain Saiss have performed since joining the Midlanders.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s side finished in seventh spot, bagging a European place, with the likes of Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho proving themselves more than adept to Premier League football.
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Now battling on another front, the boss will be keen to add to his raft of talented players at Molineux.
And French international Diakhaby, 22, would fit the bill and provide some big competition at the back.
Manchester City, Watford and Everton have all previously being linked with the promising centre-half.