Wolves readying free agent swoop for former Chelsea striker

The Midlands outfit have been forced back into the market

Wolverhampton Wanderers are considering a swoop for a member of the frontline at Premier League rivals Chelsea, according to reports.

The player in question? Diego Costa.

For those not aware, reinforcements up top have emerged as something of a pressing need at Molineux, despite the summer transfer window having only just slammed shut.

This comes after Sasa Kalajdzic, added to Bruno Lage’s squad on deadline day, suffered a long-term injury.

The Austrian international looks set to spend the bulk of the season on the sidelines, after remarkably suffering an ACL tear less than 45 minutes into his debut in Wolves colours on Saturday.

The transfer team at Molineux, in turn, have been left with little choice but to take emergency action.

As per a report from transfer expert David Ornstein of The Athletic, Wolves are giving genuine consideration to offering a contract to free agent Diego Costa.

One-time Chelsea standout Costa has been without a club since all the way back in January, after parting ways with Brazilian giants Atletico Mineiro.

The 33-year-old, though, could soon be back on the grandest stage, primed to arrive in Wolverhampton on Tuesday for a trial.

From here, his fitness and readiness to contribute over the coming months will be assessed, at which point, if successful, Costa will be offered a deal through the remainder of the campaign.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

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