“I wish I could give him more. But the competition is so hard that sometimes you just don’t look at that aspect. But fortunately for us, I think we made a lot of good decisions and achieved a lot of good things.

“He’s our player. He’s here with us. All the things that come out, it’s you or Italian newspapers that put them [out], not us.”

Wolves drew 0-0 with Manchester United in the FA Cup yesterday to add yet another fixture to their schedule.

The Molineux outfit have already played in excess of 30 games this season thanks to their participation in the Europa League.