Wolves are facing a number of exits from the football club this summer with the Old Gold chasing more funds to spend in the transfer market.
Ruben Neves and Adama Traore are the two more high profile departures that could take place while Rui Patricio has already taken his leave from Molineux.
There could be another departure in the backline at Wolves with Romain Saiss fielding interest from France.
However, there is now a threat of Max Kilman heading away from the Midlands.
That’s according to Football League World who report that both Sheffield United and Barnsley have had enquires rebuffed for the defender by Wolves.
They’ve told the Championship pair that he is part of their plans for the upcoming season and have no intention of selling.
If other clubs are interested in acquiring the centre-back this summer then Wolves must take the decision to axe him from their plans.
After all, he struggled to get in the side towards the back end of last summer and his desire to receive more first-team football won’t be made any easier by the arrival of Yerson Mosquera.
Kilman began 2020/21 as a regular in the side but only made two starts in the league following Valentine’s day.
The £50k-per-week earner was handed a new contract last season but despite being described as “outstanding” by Conor Coady at one stage, his performances over a long period of time didn’t particularly set the world alight.
He formed part of a Wolves defence who only kept two clean sheets over a 14-game spell between October and January, amassing some poor numbers from a personal perspective in the process.
With that in mind, Lage should happily take the brutal decision of axing the 24-year-old ahead of the new season.
With the club restricted in terms of finances, he could net them a tidy windfall to spend elsewhere.