Kenny Jackett says that Bakary Sako has an agreement that he will be allowed to leave Wolverhampton Wanderers if a Premier League club comes in for him.
Sako has become a key player in Wolves' revival after they were relegated to League One at the end of the 2012/13 season and he is renowned as one of the hottest properties in the Football League.
However, Jackett admits that Sako does want to test himself at the top level and he has made an agreement with the star winger that he will be allowed to leave if a Premier League club comes in for him.
“Both him and myself have been clear that should a Premier League club come in that is what he wants to do," he said to the Birmingham Mail. "That’s where he wants to be and we have always been clear on that, but it hasn’t come up and it hasn’t come up at the type of level that is reasonable.”
The good news is that interest has been limited in the powerful wide-man so far.
Jackett, too, suggests that any club that do come in for the Malian will have some job in persuading Wolves to allow their key attacker to leave.
The former Millwall boss insists that other big-money transfers which have occurred in the Championship have pushed his price-tag up.
"If you’re looking at the market... the market has accelerated unbelievably,” he said.
"You may say the Premier League market has with the likes of Manchester United but certainly of what’s happened for forward players, and players who score and create goals in the forward positions in the Championship, there’s been some acceleration since Fulham paid £11 million for Ross McCormack.”
If Sako does choose to stay at Wolves there is no reason why he cannot achieve his Premier League ambition there.
The Midlands side are in the upper echelons of the table after a positive start and they will be hoping to build on that opening period when they return from the international break.