Previous Wolves transfer target Duje Caleta-Car has been put up for sale by Marseille.
According to L’Equipe, the French club are looking to offload the Croatia international this summer, and ideally make a sale to a Premier League club.
Caleta-Car had a mixed season in 2021/22, but he is still one of the club’s most marketable players (via GFFN).
He’s only got one year left on his contract, and Marseille are keen to sell him now before his value plummets. They do not want a repeat of the Boubacar Kamara situation, with the star having left to join Aston Villa on a free transfer.
Despite Marseille looking to sell, the player himself is currently said to be happy at the club, and is looking forward to playing Champions League football.
Whether he’ll actually leave the club remains to be seen.
Wolves were linked with Caleta-Car last summer.
It was claimed Wanderers bid just shy of £13 million.
There were then reports in January that the club retained an interest in him, but no bid was forthcoming for the star.
Many Wolves fans are desperate to see a new centre-back come in this summer, with the defence having looked vulnerable towards the end of 2021/22.
For two-thirds of the campaign the backline was extremely tight.
But standards really slipped. Romain Saiss has departed, and Wolves really ought strengthen in a position they have neglected for several windows now.
Wolves should see how much Marseille want now for previous target Duje Caleta-Car
With Marseille wanting to sell, Wolves have surely got to make some enquiries.
Saiss may have departed, but Bruno Lage could perhaps turn to a right-footer as his replacement.
It has been reported earlier this year that the manager could well move Max Kilman over to the left of a back three, which would then create a need for someone to play on the right.
Caleta-Car – described as ‘intimidating’ by ligue1.com in 2020 – has seemingly been on Wanderers’ radar for a while now.
Surely it’s worth seeing how much he would cost. The potential stumbling block though could be that he isn’t about to join a club that doesn’t have European football to offer.