Wolves were linked with former Chelsea striker Diego Costa back in June.

He was also mentioned as a potential target in January, and it went nowhere then either.

But now Costa is close to signing a deal with Atletico Mineiro, according to a report by Brazilian outlet Globo.

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Journalist Matteo Moretto claimed he will join them for two years, ending his time as a free agent after leaving Atletico Madrid last winter.

What does it mean for Wolves?

In truth, the main relevance of this news is they will stop hearing the Costa links every window.

Costa’s wages are likely beyond what Wolves fan afford. The response from the fans earlier this summer was signing him was never going to happen.

They’ve been proved right. Signing Costa wouldn’t have made much sense anyway.

That’s in part because of his wages and also because Wolves need a third choice striker and he’d probably want to be the top man.

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Wolves fans want to see realistic targets spring up in the time between now and the end of the transfer window.

Bruno Lage needs a new central defender, a central midfielder and a backup striker.

Costa was never coming in but the supporters will hope other new faces will before 1 September.

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