The Portuguese papers kept a strange silence regarding the Wolves transfers of Ruben Neves and Willy Boly on Wednesday. But a story from A Bola TV ended up bringing some interesting updates on the French defender.

According to the outlet, Porto have already told Boly he’s not in the club’s plans for the season, and that’s why he isn’t even training with the squad.

Right after this decision, with strangely perfect timing, Wolves manager Nuno Espírito Santo was quick to call the player and invite him to join the club. But it’s been hard to convince the 26-year-old.

Boly reportedly believes that moving to a second-tier league would be a bad choice for his career. Money would not be a problem, especially because Wolves are offering way more than what he earns at Porto.

The English and the Portuguese clubs would have no trouble in finding an agreement, and Boly would move for around €6m, despite original claims being of a loan move. The real problem is: he doesn’t want to go.

Later in the afternoon, Mais Futebol also managed to speak to Boly’s agent Meissa N’Diaye, who confirmed the talks: “We’re in negotiations, but nothing is closed yet. Maybe there will be news tonight.”

The representative also said it wouldn’t be a permanent transfer, but “just a loan”, which goes against what A Bola said, and shows some optimism that a compromise can be found.