Wolves line up shock transfer for Andy Carroll if they fail in appeal to sign ex-Chelsea striker Diego Costa | The Sun
WOLVES are lining up a shock move for Andy Carroll following their failed pursuit of Diego Costa.
Bruno Large's bid to bring Costa to Molineux collapsed on Tuesday after the former Chelsea hitman was denied a work permit.
Wolves are set to appeal the Home Office ruling but have lined-up free agent Carroll as a potential alternative to the Brazilian-born Spaniard.
That's according to The Daily Telegraph, who claim the former Newcastle and Liverpool hitman is on a shortlist of alternatives to Costa.
Carroll, 33, is a free agent following his summer departure from West Brom – whom he scored three goals in 15 appearances for.
The England international joined the Baggies on a free transfer in January from fellow Championship side Reading, whom he made a paltry eight appearances for.
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Wolves are desperate to sign a new forward following a cruel injury to summer arrival Sasa Kaladjzic.
The £15.4million signing from Stuttgart suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury in his debut against Southampton last Saturday.
A club statement read: "Sasa felt a pain in his knee late in the first-half against Southampton.
"Unfortunately, scans reveal an anterior cruciate injury and he will see a knee specialist tomorrow.
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"We now need to support Sasa in his recovery and further updates will follow."
The heartbroken Austrian wrote on Instagram: “I don‘t know how I should start.
"Everything in the last couple of days went really fast and obviously I‘m speechless about what happened yesterday.
“I was hoping on posting my first picture here with a smile on my face celebrating with my new teammates our first win of this season.
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“Unfortunately, I won‘t be helping the team in the next months but I will work hard to be back as soon as possible and even stronger than before.
"Thank you for all the messages, it means a lot to me.”
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