TalkSPORT has learned that Wolves are awaiting word on their appeal regarding Diego Costa’s denied work permit.
However, if they are unsuccessful in signing the former Chelsea striker to Molineux, it is believed that they may pursue Andy Carroll, another free agent.
Tuesday’s attempt by Bruno Lage’s team to sign Costa ran into trouble when his application for a work permit was turned down because of his advanced age and lack of recent international experience.
According to reports, Wolves is interested in signing the 33-year-old to a one-year contract in order to cover for the injured Sasa Kalajdzic, who tore his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) on his debut last weekend.
Wolves have scored just three goals in the Premier League so far this year, and now that their new forward and Raul Jimenez are both injured, their chances of scoring have been further dashed.
The team from the Midlands will be hoping the former Spain international can help them turn things around.
Costa scored 19 goals after returning to Atletico Madrid in 2017 after scoring 59 goals for Chelsea during his time there in the Premier League.
After signing a short-term contract with Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro and scoring five goals in 19 appearances, he later became a free agent in January.
According to the Daily Telegraph, Wolves are looking to sign former West Ham, Liverpool, and Newcastle forward Carroll in the event that the deal for the former Blues star falls through.
He was a 33-year-old player who spent last season with Reading and West Brom in the Championship.
The former top-flight player scored five goals while playing for the Royals and the Baggies, but he was let go by the latter team at the conclusion of the previous season.