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Report claims asking price for Wolves target Costa is more than £21 million

Wolves are one of the clubs most interested in Almeria midfielder Samu Costa, according to reports in Spain.

Spanish outlet AS claim that Wolves are yet to translate their interest into a bid.

Wolves were first linked with Costa back in June, when Costa was still with Braga.

Almeria, who had Costa on loan last season, exercised their option to sign him on July 1, but are apparently open to selling the midfielder at the right price straight away.

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The report claims that asking price is 25 million euros (£21.4 million). That might be why Wolves haven’t bid yet.

That would be a lot to pay for a 20-year-old who is yet to play for Portugal’s senior team.

That said, Wolves could do with a central midfielder before the transfer window closes at the end of the month.

And Costa is not afraid to put his foot in, as shown by the 15 bookings he picked up last season.

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It might not surprise many fans to learn that Costa is a Gestifute client, given Jorge Mendes’ influence on Wolves’ transfer business.

When the link first came out, it’s fair to say that opinion was split between Wolves fans on Twitter.

The move would represent a risk and we’ll see if Wolves do actually turn their interest in Costa into a bid.

Otherwise, he will just become the latest player Wolves have monitored and not actually bid for during a crucial transfer window for Bruno Lage.