Wolves sweating on Diego Costa work permit as they fear shock transfer for ex-Chelsea star will be KOd by Home Office

WOLVES are sweating over a work permit which might enable Diego Costa to unravel their striker disaster.

Bruno Lage will uncover at the moment whether or not the determined SOS he despatched to the previous 33-year-old Chelsea, Atletico Madrid and Atletico Mineiro striker can be answered.

Wolves are trying to sign ex-Chelsea striker Costa


Wolves try to signal ex-Chelsea striker CostaCredit score: AFP

Or whether or not Costa’s utility will be rejected on the grounds of his age and lack of current worldwide appearances for Spain.

Lage focused the veteran striker, who gained two league titles at Chelsea, after Wolves’ new £15million signing Sasa Kalajdzic suffered an ACL harm on his debut towards Southampton, which will sideline him for many of the season.

If Wolves are given the go-ahead from the Home Office, Costa will fly into the UK tonight, forward of an intensive medical at Wolves Compton Park coaching base on Wednesday when his present health will be rigorously examined.

Though Costa scored 52 targets in 86 begins at Stamford Bridge he has not performed  since December and must bear a full pre-season exercise to deliver him in control with the calls for of the Premier League once more.

The Brazilian-born Spain worldwide Costa left Chelsea 5 years in the past and spent 4 seasons in his second spell at Atletico Madrid earlier than returning to Brazil with Atletico Mineiro, the place he solely managed 19 appearances.

Though Costa hasn’t hit double figures in a league season since leaving Chelsea, Lage believes his bodily prowess and huge expertise will help him by his striker disaster.

Raul Jiminez stays Lage’s solely specialist hitman with on-loan back-up Fabio Silva not scheduled to return from Anderlecht till the beginning of subsequent season.

Wolves wish to supply Costa a contract initially till the top of this season.


However negotiations will solely start as soon as the striker’s work permit utility has been granted.

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