The report on BBC Sport also claimed that Nuno Espirito Santo was set to appointed the Wanderers boss - as he eventually was - and outlined the link between the Championship club and Portuguese agent Jorge Mendes.
According to The Express & Star, Championship trio Villa, Leeds United and Derby County are aggrieved at what they perceive to be unfair advantage to Wolves, with Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani public asking questions of Wolves on Twitter.
Villa CEO Wyness seems to stirred up the controversy surrounding Wolves and Mendes by posting the May 2017 report on BBC Sport, but fans of the Villans and Wolves supporters are not impressed, as the following posts on Twitter show.
Villa and Wolves will face each other at Villa Park in the Championship on Saturday evening.
Unless anyone’s going to come out and say Wolves have done anything wrong then all this talk should stop. It’s definitely not the way I was brought up as a Villa fan and without proof it’s a bit small time.— Paul Smith (@SmithyAVPaul) March 8, 2018
How about we focus on our own club aye Keith? This isn’t really what I want to see from someone running Villa.— Mark Ashmore (@mg_ashmore) March 8, 2018
Lovely team talk Keith! You were very quite last season when we crap, and you still couldn't beat us.— WolvesFirst (@WolvesFirst) March 8, 2018
All a bit small-time this, Keith, don't you think?— Daniel Marriott (@Mario506) March 8, 2018
I have no doubt they're keeping a close eye but in true Wolves style, they're maintaining a dignified silence publicly— Gilio Sabetta (@Lupo_1971) March 8, 2018
Good stuff Keith. Just to let you know though, we've turned down your bid for Robbie Keane and it looks like he's off to Coventry.— Oscillating Wildly (@OscillateWWFC) March 8, 2018
Keith, have you heard the bad news about Micheal Jackson?— Paul Reid (@reidmail) March 8, 2018