Jonny Evans may be on the move following the arrival at Manchester United of £16.5m Phil Jones – and Wolves are ready to pounce.
Molineux boss Mick McCarthy is after a centre-half and has failed in bids to land Reading’s Matt Mills and Birmingham’s Roger Johnson.
He is now considering asking Sir Alex Ferguson about Evans.
The defender’s form went downhill in the first part of last season in direct contrast to the impact made by £10m new boy Chris Smalling.
Though the 23-year-old Northern Ireland international rallied at the end of the season the Reds still went ahead with the expensive outlay for 19-year-old Jones.
Ferguson now has a trio of young centre halves to challenge the first choice senior men Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand.
However, he may consider that excessive and allow Evans to leave for Wolves. Unitedare looking to trim their squad further and Wes Brown, Darron Gibson and John O’Shea are all considering moves away from Old Trafford over the summer.
Among the players vowing to stay and battle on have been Antonio Valencia who says he doesn’t fear the arrival of £16m England winger Ashley Young.
And Ji-sung Park is also wanting to remain at the Reds even though Juventus are showing a keen interest in the Korean.
“It would be an honour for me to keep playing for Manchester United," said Park.
“I just want to stay at Manchester United. As an Asian player, it’s an honour to play for the biggest club in the world. I want to achieve the 20th league title for United."
Hargreaves will officially end his tenure as a United player next Thursday when his Old Trafford contract runs out. He is a target for Toronto and Vancouver Whitecaps in Canada where he was born.
Meanwhile, 24 hours after Hargreaves’ time is up at the Reds, goalkeeper David de Gea could be starting his Old Trafford career.