Wolves boss Bruno Lage has wondered when the transfer window should close after Willy Boly left AWOL.
The defender, linked with Nottingham Forest, did not appear for Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Newcastle despite being named in the squad.
Lage insisted he had no problem with Boly and understood his desire to move but expected him to remain professional.
Boly is trying to force a move from Molineux and Lage feels the window remaining open at the start of the season is not helping.
He said: “When we want to discuss contracts, we always want the best for us. These days, the big money comes from TV and the transfer window stays open until late.
“It is important to understand how long the transfer window can last. What is the end time?
“Everything happens with agents and players and it’s so difficult to manage people. I’m not just talking about Boly, but we have to think about that and what kind of rules we want so that this kind of thing doesn’t happen. ‘does not arrive.
“Maybe I’m dreaming, but we can think about what we can do differently and protect this stuff. Boly doesn’t deserve this, he’s a great professional and he has no problem with me.
Boly was absent as Allan Saint-Maximin’s superb last-minute volley earned Newcastle a point.
He canceled out Ruben Neves’ first-half howl to maintain the Magpies’ unbeaten start and keep Wolves chasing their first Premier League victory.
“It’s a very tough league, it was a very tough game. I’m happy to help the team keep the pace unbeaten,” Saint-Maximin told the club’s official website.
“I train a lot in training, that’s why I always stay on top. I tried my luck because I know I can score. I did this at a very important moment.
“It’s like a win for us, we almost lost the game so I’m very happy to help the team.
“We almost won, we didn’t have a very good first half and we tried to turn things around. It wasn’t a victory, but when you can’t win, you have to do everything not to lose.
Meanwhile, Patrick Cutrone has left Wolves to join Serie B side Como on a permanent deal. The striker joined Milan for £16million in 2019 but failed to impress and spent time on loan at Fiorentina, Valencia and Empoli.