Chelsea have made shock approach for problem-solving star

Chelsea have made an approach for Georgian goalkeeper Giorgi Loria, according to his international manager, Kakhaber Tskhadadze.

The Blues are currently short of options between the sticks, with No.1 Thibaut Courtois’ injury having left summer signing Asmir Begovic and rookie Jamal Blackman as Jose Mourinho’s only options.

The Londoners let Petr Cech leave over the summer and have also allowed the likes of Mark Schwarzer to move on in recent times.

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But it appears that Mourinho’s side are now not content with their goalkeeping situation, with Georgia manager Tskhadadze having told Marca that the Premier League club have been in contact with Loria:

“There were two days where Chelsea would not stop calling.”

The 29-year-old currently plies his trade with Russian outfit Krylia Sovetov in Russia after joining the club from Olympiakos over the summer.

Loria stands at almost 6ft. 6” and has represented Georgia on 31 occasions.

He started his career with home nation side Dynamo Tbilisi before moving to Greece to play for OFI Crete.