On Friday night, more revelations came out on Salernitana’s side regarding the mess left in the wake of Wolverhampton Wanderers’ late attempt to sign Boulaye Dia last summer.

For those who don’t remember, Wolves tried to make a very last ditch effort to get the Senegal international on loan from the Serie A side, which was quickly rejected and lambasted by the Italians, leading to a series of unfortunate events.

This culminated in Dia’s recent refusal to come onto the pitch from the bench, which has led his club to ask for €20m in damages for breach of contract, and the lawyer in charge of the case, Francesco Fimmanò, explained what happened to TV Play relayed by Calcio Salernitana.

He recalls how the club bought the player from Villarreal after a successful loan, described as a ‘sensational investment’, and his success in front of goal is what caught the attention of Wolves, who were in need of a striker.

For Salernitana, spending €14.4m on him was a huge amount of money, and Fimmanò states the whole club were excited about the future.

Then came the offer from Wolves, which turned the player’s head, and started the dangerous snowball.

Fimmanò says: “Then the player comes to you and says: ‘Either you let me go to Wolves for free or I’ll put you on the ground’. All certified with facts. He did that, and we placed the first sanction. From there, we decide to review the contractual details, meeting all the demands so that he could leave in January.

“But then in January no one bought him and we started over again, doing worse and worse. For us, these are very serious disciplinary failures. A stop must now be put to this disciplinary behaviour.”

It’s worth pointing out that when Dia said playing at Wolves for free, he means teh loan with an option to buy at €18m offer that was made by the Premier League side.

Salernitana didn’t accept, and all the chaos began, with him now unlikely to feature for them until the end of the season, at which point a transfer will be sought.