Sheffield United's Premier League rivals Wolves 'preparing for life without Julen Lopetegui' as ex-AFC Bournemouth man linked
Lopetegui is said to be unhappy with the lack of investment in the playing squad this summer, with Matheus Cunha and Boubacar Traore being the only players to have arrived for fees this summer.
There are two years remaining on his contract with the club, although it is said the club and manager are expected to reach a financial agreement over his exit.
He was only appointed to the role of head coach last November, before the beginning of the 2022 World Cup. He led the club to a 13th-placed finish in the Premier League and has a record of 10 wins from 27 matches as Wolves boss.
However, it has not been a straightforward summer at Bramall Lane and Heckingbottom has lost influential playmaker Iliman Ndiaye to Ligue 1 side Marseille. There have also been reports suggesting Sander Berge could leave the club.