Wolves are keen to offload last summer's contract rebel, Henri Camara, before he is due to return to the club on July 1.
But, by making it clear that they will not accept any cutprice deal, Wolves chief executive Jez Moxey may have triggered a second successive Camara summer transfer saga.
After telling Wolves that he was not prepared to play anywhere other than the Premiership following relegation, Camara controversially joined Celtic on a year's loan.
This was foreshortened when he got his wish to return to the Premiership, on another loan deal with Southampton until June 30. For this, Wolves received a further loan fee, having already got back their original investment when they received a record £1.5 million loan payment from Celtic.
Camara's agent, Willie McKay, has suggested that his client might return to Molineux. "Henri is openminded," he said. "If he's got to go back to Wolves, then I think he will do so."
Whether the Wolves fans would accept Camara back is quite another matte; his walk-out triggered a summer of such uncertainty at Molineux that it culminated in this season's display of massive under-achievement.
In any case, why would he be prepared to lower himself to accept Championship football next season when he was not prepared to do so last summer?
Moxey, whose astute wheeling and dealing has already put Wolves in profit on Camara, is no fool and he is prepared to once again bide his time to get the right price."We are in selling mode when it comes to Camara," said the Wolves chief executive. "He has two years of his contract remaining and I have already received phone calls from three Premier League club chairmen and promised to keep them informed of developments.
"In an ideal world, he would be sold to the highest bidder following a competitive auction on or before June 30 this year.
"Although Camara is for sale, we will not be pushed into a corner in our valuation of him, either because we have already received loan fees or because of the controversy he caused last summer when he refused to play for us in the Championship. He
remains our player."
However, there could be a way back for another of Wolves' big money pre-Premiership signings, Silas. The Portuguese flop has spent this season out on loan back in his native land at Maritimo, but he still has a future at Wolves, if he appeals to manager Glenn Hoddle. "I've had a meeting with Silas's agent and we talked through the options," said Moxey. "He tells me the player is happy to return when the squad report back for pre-season training and wants to prove he is worth the large investment we paid when we bought him from Leiria."