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Diego Costa has scored 59 goals in 120 games for Chelsea (Image: Getty)

Diego Costa is reportedly set to undergo a medical with Wolves on Tuesday as he moves closer to a Premier League return.

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

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

He also won two La Liga titles, the Copa del Rey and the Europa League during his two spells at Atletico Madrid, but has not been in football since January following the termination of his contract with Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro.

Sky Sports report that it is more than likely Wolves will offer him a contract if Costa passes his medical on Tuesday as they try to improve their attack following new striker Sasa Kalajdzic’s ACL injury, who is now facing a long stands, firepower imparting spells on the sidelines.

There are also question marks over the fitness of Wolves striker Raul Jimenez, who has struggled with injury woes since the start of preseason.

“Sasa felt pain in his knee against Southampton against Southampton towards the end of the first half,” Wolves said in a statement.

“Unfortunately, scans show an anterior cruciate ligament injury and he will see a knee specialist tomorrow [Monday]. We must now support Sasa in his recovery and more updates will follow.

‘Raul’s pre-season was cut short by a knee injury meaning he’s still building his resilience and his ability to recover quickly during periods of game overload.

“You felt like his body needed a few more days to recover after experiencing groin pain while warming up and we didn’t want to put him at an increased risk of injury.”

It’s been a difficult start to the season for Wolves, who have won just one game from their first six Premier League games.

Wolves have scored just three goals in that time, which means they join fellow contenders West Ham as the league’s worst scorers to date.

Lage’s side now face two major tests when they face Liverpool on Saturday before hosting champions Manchester City the following week.

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