Wolves to make shock move for former Newcastle United and Liverpool striker amid bad Diego Costa news

Wolves are set to make a shock move for former Newcastle United striker Andy Carroll, should their appeal over a work permit for Diego Costa be rejected.

Wolverhampton Wanderers are set to make a shock move for former Newcastle United striker Andy Carroll, should their appeal over a work permit for Diego Costa be rejected.

Costa has arrived in England today ahead of a medical at Wolves’ training ground ahead of a move to Molineux however, due to rules and regulations surrounding overseas players - has had a work permit rejected - something that Wolves are appealing.

It is reported that Wolves are relatively confident that their appeal will be accepted - something they will find out for definite within the next 48 hours - however, if it is to be rejected, Bruno Lage will turn his attention to Carroll.

The former Magpie who has also played internationally for England as well as suited up for Liverpool and West Brom among others in his time, remains a free agent after his contract at the Hawthorns was not renewed at the end of last season.

As first reported by The Telegraph, 33-year-old Carroll will remain a back-up option for Lage and he ticks a number of boxes including the “homegrown” rule that is now implemented within the Premier League.