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Zola breaks silence on Chelsea return rumours

Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola says he hasn't heard anything about a return to the club.

Zola has been linked to Chelsea as an assistant to Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri.

However, Zola admits he has heard nothing about the rumours linking him to any role.

"One week there is and one week there isn't something linking me with Chelsea," he told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

"But I know nothing about this hypothesis.

"Besides, after Birmingham I've taken a year out."

On Sarri's Napoli, Zola added: "The way they play the ball around reminds me of Maradona and Careca and the Napoli of my playing days.

"I think this is the year for them to win the Scudetto.

"Napoli can win it this season, and they would deserve it."

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