Former Everton CEO Keith Wyness has suggested that incoming West Ham manager Julen Lopetegui may well end up raiding his former club Wolves in the summer transfer window as he looks to make signings for the Hammers.

Speaking on the Football Insider’s Inside Track podcast, Wyness who worked as Everton’s CEO from 2004 till 2009, suggested that the influence of football agent Jorge Mendes will play a huge part in any transfers being signed and sealed.

Lopetegui, who left Wolves a matter of days before the start of this season, is due to replace the outgoing David Moyes and become West Ham’s next manager. Wolves and Lopetegui went their separate ways due to key players being sold as the club were in potential FFP trouble at the time.

Football Insider reported on the 1st of May that Wolves are set for another fire sale of players this summer due to the club’s continued financial concerns. It’s thought that Wolves are likely to be open to offers for the likes of Hwang Hee-chan, Pedro Neto, Max Kilman, Matheus Cunha and Rayan Ait-Nouri this summer.

Wyness told the Football Insider’s Inside Track podcast: “The story with Wolves for many seasons has been the involvement of Jorge Mendes, the super agent. He has brought many Portuguese and Spanish players to the club. Lopetegui will have dealt with him and the players during his time there.”

Wyness went on to add: “I think there is a chance West Ham could go shopping there. A lot of those deals will be controlled by Mendes. He seems to have a big influence on the business at Molineux.”

The Hammers are already reportedly wasting no time and are working behind the scenes in order to get two early potential summer signings through the door.