SAINTS are one of a handful of Premier League clubs linked with a move for Georgia international Khvicha Kvaratskhelia.

The winger currently plies his trade for Rubin Kazan in Russia, where he has been since 2019.

Kvaratskhelia, 20, came through the youth ranks in his native Georgia at Dinamo Tbilisi, before leaving to join Rustavi in 2018 and, after a loan at Lokomotiv Moscow, stayed in Russia but with Kazan.

A report from Football Insider claims the youngster is "on the radar" of Saints, with both Everton and West Ham considering a January move for him.

Kvaratskhelia made his senior Georgia debut as a teenager and now has 12 caps.

He has netted five goals for his country, most recently a brace in a World Cup qualifier against Sweden last month.

Kvaratskhelia has featured 68 times across league, cup and Europa Conference League for Rubin Kazan.