Michael Mancienne looks set to end his Chelsea career before it really ever took off.
Centre-back Mancienne, who can also play in midfield is a mainstay in England’s U-21 side and had a call-up to the senior squad.
But he has failed to make the necessary impact to break into the Chelsea first team squad.
Wolves are looking to secure the 22-year-old on a permanent deal following his loan spells there in the past two seasons.
Wolves are expected to offer Chelsea £2m for the player but Chelsea will look to get at least double that.
But Wolves hold all the aces.
Mancienne is way down the pecking order with youngsters Sam Hutchinson and Jeffery Bruma considered better longer-term prospects.
Mancienne joined the Blues as a trainee in 2005 making three appearances in total.
He was farmed out to west London neighbours QPR making more than 50 appearances for the Hoops.
The Isleworth - born player wore the gold of Wolves 22 times in the Premier League last season.
Mancienne's expected departure comes hot on the heels of the Blues signing of 17-year-old defender Tomas Kalas from Czech Republic side Sigma Olomouc.
Kalas will stay at his club for another season.