Wolves boss Kenny Jackett today insisted there will be no way back for foreign legion Razak Boukari, Tongo Doumbia and Georg Margreitter.
Long-serving Kevin Foley will join the trio, all signed by former Molineux manager Stale Solbakken two years ago, on the unwanted list with Roger Johnson, Jamie O’Hara, Stephen Ward and Kevin Doyle.
Boukari, Doumbia and Margreitter all have two years left on their contracts, while Foley has 12 months left.
Injury-hit winger Boukari is expected to be loaned out again after Sochaux – where he spent virtually all last season in the treatment room - were relegated last season.
The same applies for Doumbia, who was a regular for Valenciennes, while Margreitter is in limbo after FC Copenhagen pulled out of a deal to sign him.
“I think the likelihood is a loan move back to France is the best bet for Razak, although nothing has been arranged at present,” said Jackett.
“He’s fully fit now but if you look at his playing record over the last two years, he’s barely played any games.
“He’s a Wolves player as we stand at the moment, but if you’re looking at our squad, we have four players in his position – Michael Jacobs, James Henry, Bakary Sako and Rajiv Van La Parra - so the club has moved on and I think it’s competition which is going to prove he needs to play (elsewhere).”
Midfielder Doumbia returns next week but will go the same way as Boukari.
“I haven’t spoken to Tongo yet because he’s not back until next week but I think he’ll be looking for loans in France,” he said.
“He played wide right for Mali against Croatia on June 11th or 12th – just pre-World Cup.
“I saw the game – Dicko played up front and Sako played on the left.”
Centre-back Margreitter is also surplus to requirements and will have to wait for a move.
“Georg is back next week after talks broke down with FC Copenhagen.
“It doesn’t like there’s any interest there at present to continue them.
“I would think we’d be looking to get him a permanent move or a loan.”
Foley is fit after his shoulder operation and is also in the exit lounge.
Jackett added: “He’s 100 per cent fit but right-back is a strong area for us and if there are any clubs for Kevin, there will be no problems with him going.”