Diego Costa will reportedly have a medical at Wolves this week ahead of a shock move to Molineux.
It was initially thought that officials wanted to assess Costa’s fitness and potential suitability.
The Athletic have now reported that Costa will actually be undergoing a medical on Tuesday, with Wolves flying him out to England.
Costa has been a free agent since January after he terminated his contract at Atletico Mineiro by mutual consent.
The stunning development comes after Wolves fans were informed that striker Sasa Kalajdzic suffered an ACL injury in the 1-0 win over Southampton.
The Austria international only signed for the club early last week, and lasted just 45 minutes of his debut.
The star will see a specialist today to determine the extent of the damage.
All being well, Costa will complete his free move to Wolves for what would be his second spell in English football, after previously spending three seasons with Chelsea.
Costa was a pivotal figure for the Blues during his time at Stamford Bridge, helping the club to two Premier League titles in 2015 and 2017. He also won
They have not won it since he left the club to join Atletico Madrid.
Diego Costa to Wolves is actually happening, with star sensationally set for medical
This update comes from The Athletic’s very reliable David Ornstein, so it seems Costa to Molineux is actually now highly likely to happen.
It is a remarkable story, and one that could be either a stroke of genius or a complete disaster.
Costa has been unattached since January so there are concerns about his fitness and, certainly, match sharpness.
But hopefully he can get himself into peak condition as soon as possible.
Costa is 33 now and is definitely no longer the world-class striker he was at Chelsea.
But he remains a major handful for defenders and at the very least, he will bring a strong personality and winning mentality.