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Chelsea look internally for Wilkins replacement

Chelsea are likely to replace coach Ray Wilkins with an internal appointment, BBC Sport understands. The club announced on Thursday they were not renewing Wilkins' contract, and that he was leaving immediately.

Former Milan defender Paolo Maldini, has been linked with the job, as well as Gianfranco Zola, Mauro Tassotti, Alessandro Costacurta and Steve Clarke.

But Chelsea are keen on appointing from within, with assistant first team coach Paul Clement a serious contender.

Chief scout Michael Emelano is also being considered for the vacancy.

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