With January fast approaching, speculation about who could be moving and where to is already in full swing.
And one rumour to have surfaced in recent days is Amadou Diawara to Wolves. The 21-year-old is currently struggling to find regular minutes at Napoli, prompting talk of a potential exit out of the Stadio San Paolo (CalcioNapoli24 via Football Italia).
Any potential arrival at Molineux, though, would not delight everyone at Wolves.
With the form Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho are currently in, summer signing Leander Dendoncker has been forced to settle for the bench, a dilemma that would only get worse for the Belgian should Diawara join the club.
At the £39m Wolves would reportedly have to pay, it is quite clear Diawara would be high up manager Nuno Espirito Santo’s pecking order, limiting Dendoncker’s first-team opportunities even further.
And given the two are similar profile of midfielders, it is not hard to imagine Wolves’ Portuguese boss eventually deeming Dendoncker surplus to requirements.
The 23-year-old can, of course, also play as a centre-back, a position he may have better luck competing for compared to midfield where Neves and Moutinho alone are blocking his pathway into the starting XI. As far as being selected for a midfield role goes, the addition of Diawara would only add to that.
All in all, Dendoncker is not in a favourable position and there are no signs of that improving with Diawara now a reported target for the club.