Wolves are among the clubs in the hunt for free agent striker Diego Costa.

According to a report by Brazilian outlet UOL, Wolves are internally considering a swoop for the hitman.

They report that Bruno Lage has given the green light to sign Costa if the club can make it work financially.

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His former club Benfica are among the teams chasing Costa, who also has interest from Turkey and Brazil.

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Costa was last seen at Atletico Madrid, but left the club ahead of the January window and hasn’t signed for anyone else since.

He was fantastic at his very best in England, winning the Premier League twice with Chelsea.

Jose Mourinho hailed him as ‘fantastic’ at his prime in England and he was outstanding for Antonio Conte too.

 

He’s a notoriously combustible character, capable of winding up opponents and opposing fans alike.

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Is Costa a plausible signing?

The Mail reported in December that Costa was on £270,000-a-week at Atletico.

The UOL report claims that a potential move to Brazil didn’t happen because of his wage demands.

So that’s the first thing to note – Costa would have to take a realistic wage to make it work at Wolves.

But in a summer where Wolves aren’t playing with a huge transfer budget, a free transfer does appeal on that front.

Wolves have been here before in January, and it went nowhere. It’s hard to see it happening this time around either, in truth.

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