Wolverhampton Wanderers, Crystal Palace and Southampton are interested in West Ham United central defender Issa Diop, according to Foot Mercato.

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Diop, who had previously been linked with Manchester United has dropped down the pecking order at West Ham, with Craig Dawson and Angelo Ogbonna being manager David Moyes’ preferred choice last season.

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As reported by the French outlet Foot Mercato, all three clubs have enquired about the possibility of signing him on loan with the option to buy.

West Ham’s stance is currently unclear, although the Eagles’ interest may have diminished after ‘agreeing a fee’ for Marc Guehi from Chelsea.

Doubts over Willy Boly’s Wolves future?

One ramification of Wolves being in the market for a centre-back is that it may mean they are more open to selling one of their current stars.

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WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – MAY 21: (L-R) Romain Saiss, Rui Pedro Silva, Assistant Head Coach of Wolverhampton Wanderers and Willy Boly of Wolverhampton Wanderers (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

Willy Boly was recently rumoured to be reuniting with Nuno Espirito Santo at Tottenham Hotspur, who he worked with at both Wolves and Porto.


On the other hand, Boly, 30, is back in pre-season training for Wolves and fans may get a clearer picture surrounding his future if he features in tomorrow’s friendly versus Crewe Alexandra.

In a report by the Athletic back in May, Wolves journalist Tim Spiers commented that the club would be looking to sign a new centre-back, irrespective of whether one would depart.

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If Diop signs for Wolves, then he would be the team’s second central defender recruited this summer, after Yerson Mosquera was confirmed last month.

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