Wolves in for Diop
By Adam Marshall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Wolves have entered the race to sign Lens midfielder Papa Bouba Diop, according to sources in France.
The Senegal midfielder made a big impact at the last World Cup, scoring the sensational winner in the opening game of the tournament against holders France.
He has long been expected to join a team in Ukraine, probably Mettalurg Donetsk, but Lens have confirmed they have yet to agree to his sale.
The Ligue 1 club are believed to be interested in signing Tinashe Nengomasha of Kaiser Chiefs, although they have several players who may need to be shipped out first.
Diop was valued at é¼10 million a couple of years ago when then Tottenham manager Glenn Hoddle showed an interested in a player who was short-listed for the 2002 African Player of the Year award.
Meanwhile, Wolves boss Dave Jones has been found guilty of bringing the game into disrepute and fined £1,000.
The Molineux chief, who has been warned as to his future conduct, was punished for comments made towards referee Uriah Rennie after a controversial defeat to Bolton Wanderers on Easter Monday.