Bookie installs West Bromwich Albion as shock favourites to sign Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Helder Costa

Tony Pulis celebrates

Costa has excelled for West Bromwich Albion's fierce rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers this season.

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Paul Lambert celebrates with Helder Costa after the final whistleWolverhampton Wanderers winger Helder Costa celebrates with manager Paul Lambert

Bookmaker Bet Victor has installed West Bromwich Albion as shock favourites to sign Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Helder Costa this summer, with odds of 4/1.

Costa has been one of the few shining lights in an underwhelming campaign for Wolves, which would be capped by his sale to their fiercest rivals the Baggies.

The Portugal Under-23 international arrived at Molineux on loan from Benfica last summer and has scored or created 23 goals in 40 outings.

Despite alleged interest from a string of Premier League clubs in January - of which West Brom were not one - Wolves managed to tie down Costa to permanent four-and-a-half-year deal, at a reported cost of £13 million.

But the 23-year-old's contract is said to contain a £20 million release clause which, if triggered, would allow him to leave Molineux without the club's blessing.

Champions League semi-finalists Monaco are plotting a return for their former loan star, according to the Sunday People [2 April, page 53], although the Ligue 1 side currently trail the Baggies on Bet Victor's list of contenders.

Tony Pulis celebratesWest Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis

The bookmaker has Monaco slightly behind Tony Pulis' side at 6/1, with Premier League giants Arsenal and Chelsea [both 8/1] joint third in the running.

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