Before the transfer window closed on Tuesday, reports in France insisted Wolverhampton Wanderers have an interest in Duje Ćaleta-Car.
On deadline day, L’Equipe even stated Marseille have received a ‘nice sum’ of €18m from Wolves.
The 24-year-old’s decision to not leave the club for Wolves has upset the Ligue 1 side as it stopped them from signing new players.
Sport Witness were informed on Tuesday that ‘no offer’ was made by Bruno Lage’s side and the centre-back had no plans of leaving his current employer.
Back to France, where La Provence insist, relayed by Foot Mercato, Jorge Sampaoli’s side received proposals from Wolves and Valencia, but the player said no.
Marseille have ‘much less empathy’ for the Croatia international, especially since he had ‘hinted’ he wanted a move to Spain.
His decision to stay won’t help him since he’s down the pecking order, behind William Saliba, Leonardo Balerdi, Luan Peres and Alvaro Gonzalez. Behind the scenes, the player is ready to fight for a place, but the French club are not on the same wavelength.
According to the report, Marseille are considering a ‘sporting sanction’ after his refusal to leave the club.
Marseille ‘think of punishing Ćaleta-Car’ in two ways, either by leaving him out or demoting him to the reserve team, where he has to settle with National 2 [fourth tier of French football] matches.
This could all be part of a Marseille plan to move late window failure from club to players.