Former Chelsea striker Diego Costa heading back to Premier League
Posted by  badge Boss on Sep 05
Diego Costa scored 59 goals in 120 games for Chelsea (Picture: Getty)

Diego Costa is set for a medical with Wolves on Tuesday as he nears a return to the Premier League, according to reports.

The 33-year-old former striker is a free agent after spells with Atletico Madrid and Atletico Mineiro, meaning Bruno Lage’s side are able to sign him outside of the summer transfer window, which closed on Thursday at 11pm.

Costa scored 59 goals in 120 games at Stamford Bridge, helping Chelsea win two Premier League titles and the League Cup and was named in the 2014-15 PFA Team of the Year.

He also won two La Liga titles, the Copa del Rey and the across his two spells with but has been away from football since January following the termination of his contract with Brazilian side Atletico Mineiro.

are reporting that if Costa passes his medical on Tuesday, it is more than likely that Wolves will offer him a contract as they look to add firepower to their attack following the ACL injury suffered by new striker Sasa Kalajdzic, who now faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

There are also question marks over the fitness of Wolves forward Raul Jimenez, who has struggled with on-and-off injury problems since the start of pre-season.

‘Sasa felt a pain in his knee late in the first half against Southampton,’ Wolves said in a statement.

‘Unfortunately, scans reveal an anterior cruciate injury and he will see a knee specialist tomorrow [Monday]. We now need to support Sasa in his recovery and further updates will follow.

‘Raul’s pre-season was interrupted by a knee injury which means that he is still building his resilience and his ability to recover quickly during periods of match congestion.

‘It was felt that his body needed a few more days to recover after he felt a pain in his groin during the warm-up and we did not want to put him at increased risk of injury.’

It has been a tricky start to the season for Wolves, who have only won one game from their opening six Premier League fixtures.

Wolves have only scored three goals in that time, meaning they are the joint-lowest scorers in the league so far along with fellow strugglers West Ham.

Lage’s side now face two big tests as they travel to face Liverpool on Saturday before they host champions Manchester City the following week.

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