Pompey eye Greek keeper
By Fotis Voinikas
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Portsmouth are reportedly in talks to sign Panathinaikos's Konstantinos Chalkias.Portsmouth are reportedly in talks to sign Panathinaikos' out-of-favour goalkeeper Konstantinos Chalkias.
Pompey boss Velimir Zajec appears to be using his contacts at his old club to strengthen his Fratton Park squad and has sized up Chalkias.
The Greece international, who was part of the Euro 2004-winning squad, has fallen out of the first team picture with Panathinaikos due to a bust-up with coach Zdenek Scazny.
Chalkias has been told he no longer figures in the club's plans and he can leave before the transfer window closes this month.
The 30-year-old's contract expires in June and Panathinaikos are prepared to offload the keeper for a nominal fee.
To further emphasise that Chalkias has no future at Panathinaikos, the Greek giants have extended the contract of his goalkeeping rival Stefanos Kotsolis until 2009.
Chalkias' plight has prompted reports that Portsmouth have offered him an escape route, with Zajec seemingly deciding he wants further competition for Shaka Hislop and Jamie Ashdown.
The keeper could form part of a double swoop on Panathinaikos for Pompey as Zajec is still keen on his international colleague Angelos Basinas.
Meanwhile, Pompey striker Tresor Lomana Lua Lua has been charged with improper conduct by The Football Association.
The African ace has been charged following his reaction to his red card against Blackburn Rovers at the weekend when he refused to leave the pitch immediately.
He has until 6pm on Wednesday to admit, or deny, the charge, with the disciplinary commission to adjudicate on the matter on Tuesday January 25.