Gianfranco Zola is in talks with Chelsea about an emotional return.

Following Carlo Ancelotti's dismissal yesterday, Blues owner Roman Abramovich is now seeking a replacement for the Italian.

The Sun says Zola has been contacted and looks poised to make a dramatic return to join the backroom staff.

But Steve Clarke has already snubbed a return to the Bridge.

He opted to sign a three-year deal to work alongside Kenny Dalglish at Liverpool despite being offered more cash to go to Chelsea.

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