As Wolverhampton Wanderers were desperately trying to improve their squad in the dying hours of the transfer window, a loan offer for Boulaye Dia was made.

This didn’t go down well at Salernitana, who rejected it, and made it known they weren’t happy with Wolves for clearly affecting their player.

Now, Il Mattino point out the extent of what happened behind the scenes, as Dia was left out of the 2-0 loss against Lecce at the weekend.

Before the game, his manager, Paulo Sousa, explained that while the player left training ‘with knee pain’, but his director of football, Morgan De Sanctis revealed other information.

He said the Wolves target had shown ‘attitudes and behaviours’ over the past 48 hours that made Sousa feel he wasn’t ready to face Lecce, and was therefore excluded from the squad.

They then recall the failed bid from Molineux for the striker, and following him being left out of the squad for the Serie A clash, Salernitana could also ‘decide to take another action’ for Dia’s behaviour, with it added in brackets it will probably be ‘a fine’.