Newcastle United are chasing a shock emergency loan move for Chelsea’s third choice goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer.
The north east side have been hit with a series of injuries to stoppers in recent weeks, with both first choice Tim Krul and his reserve Rob Elliot ruled out for extended periods of time.
As a result, Alan Pardew was forced to turn to youngster Jak Alnwick for an extended appearance during the clash with Chelsea at the weekend.
Despite having only ever played first team football for non-league side Gateshead prior to his appearance at St. James’ Park, Alnwick performed well and only conceded one goal as 10-man Newcastle ended Chelsea’s undefeated run with a 2-1 win.
However, The Sun are now reporting that Pardew wants a more reliable option until his experienced ‘keepers return.
Schwarzer is surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge, with both Petr Cech and Thibaut Courtois ahead of him in the pecking order.
It now remains to be seen if a deal can be agreed and if the Premier League will ratify an extraordinary transfer outside of the agreed windows.