Last week was relatively rife with Wolverhampton Wanderers rumours, especially ones involving Napoli’s Amadou Diawara.

Amid previous interest from Tottenham, claims emerged that Nuno Espirito Santo’s side were prepared to make a move for the Guinea international, currently struggling to get game time under Carlo Ancelotti.

However, it was made very clear by the local media that a fee of around €50m would be required to acquire his services, a fee the club had yet to match.

There were reports of a mysterious €35m bid being made, but that clearly wasn’t enough, and now his agent took some time to speak to TuttoMercatoWeb to clarify his client’s situation.

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He said: “Napoli consider him a top player. The same applies to the kid who wants to be in a top squad. Napoli won’t accept offers below €50m, numbers for great players. However, if Diawara should leave, it would be for a team of equal or better renown, with similar objectives, and not to take a step back.”

Without disrespecting Wolves, who are currently enjoying a very good return to the Premier League, their current goals differ somewhat from Napoli, who are doing their best to disrupt Juventus’ monopoly at the top of Serie A while performing very well in a tough Champions League group.

Tottenham, on the other hand, well, that’s a different story altogether, as Mauricio Pochettino’s side tend to finish in the top four and can now be considered regulars in the elite European competition.

They are also more likely to pay €50m for a player than Wolverhampton are, having failed to spend a penny over the summer.