Adama Traore and Francisco Trincao will head back to their parent clubs this summer, with neither Wolves nor Barcelona keen to sign their loanee.
The Spain international flew out of the traps upon joining his former club on loan in January.
He helped himself to four assists in his first five games for the Catalan giants.
But the star has endured a frustrating past couple of months, and has mostly been playing second fiddle to Ousmane Dembele.
There have been suggestions over the those past couple of months that Barca may not be buying Traore at the end of his loan stint.
Joan Laporta did admit it would be difficult for the club, before suggesting a swap deal involving Trincao could be a very good option.
Now, Sport have produced a rather definitive report on the situation. They say Barca are already preparing for next season, and Traore will not be there.
They mention the potential for a swap deal involving Traore and Trincao to happen, but say that neither club want to buy the player they currently have on loan.
The development is likely to really frustrate Traore, who had been delighted to secure a move back to his boyhood club.
It is a shame for him personally, and a massively annoying situation for Wolves, with the player’s value having undoubtedly fallen.
The player will not sign a new contract at Molineux. And so Wolves really needed Traore to feature heavily for Barca, and play well so that they could sell him for a relatively high price this summer.
Traore loan move has been a disaster for Wolves, as he and Trincao prepare to return to their parent clubs
So it looks highly likely now that Wolves won’t receive a penny from Barca for Traore this summer.
And in turn, Wanderers will not exercise their option to buy Trincao, who has scored just twice in Wolves colours so far.
It really is baffling to understand why Wolves recruitment officials went ahead and sanctioned that move.
It was a huge risk to allow it, without ensuring a guaranteed payment at the end.
Traore likely will have pushed for the move, but Wolves should have made sure the deal was right for them.
Now, it’s looking likely they will have to sell Traore for far less than his true market value this summer.