The Sun says Zola is moving for Brazil superstar Adriano in an effort to halt West Ham's slide towards the Championship.
Adriano, 27, is available on a free transfer from Flamengo after his 19 goals fired the Brazilian club to their first league title in 35 years.
He admitted: "I know that teams want me in Italy and England.
"I will take my time over a decision so I don't make any mistakes.
"It's not just about the money, there are other things."