Former Chelsea striker Gianfranco Zola has emerged as a potential target for the London club.

The pint-sized Italian was a favourite at Stamford Bridge during his almost seven year stay and is now being touted as a possible coach for next season and beyond.

Zola is not being considered for the manager's position but a coaching role which so far the club has failed to comment on.

But reports suggest that the former West Ham United manager is in the mix to come in as part of the Blues technical staff this summer.

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