Chelsea Legend to replace Michael Emenalo as technical Director

With Michael Emenalo having left Stamford Bridge, speculation is rife as to who will fill the void.

Already this week the name of Frank Lampard has been mentioned as a possible candidate for the technical director role.

Today, another familiar name is being mentioned as a possible candidate for the role.

Our associates at the popular tabloid publication The Sun, have put the legend that is Gianfranco Zola in the frame.

According to our source, Zola, now 51-years-of-age, is on a short-list for the role which will see the successful candidate report to or chief executive Marina Granovskaia instead of Roman Abramovich.

Our source further points out that Zola is seen as the ideal person to smooth the frosty relationship between Antonio Conte and Granovskaia.

Could Zola, who spent seven years at Stamford Bridge be heading back to Stamford Bridge?

Meunier: Chelsea tried to sign me

Thomas Meunier has revealed Chelsea made a summer Deadline Day approach to sign him from Paris-Saint Germain.

PSG were unwilling to allow the Belgian international to leave the Parc des Princes as his departure would have left head coach Unai Emery with Dani Alves as his only recognised right-back.

Tottenham signed Serge Aurier from the Ligue 1 side on the final day of the summer window, despite interest from Chelsea, who filled their vacancy at right-back with Davide Zappacosta.

Chelsea also had a bid rejected for Bayern Munich right-back Rafinha on Deadline Day, but he opted to remain with the German champions.

“The last day of the transfer period Chelsea made an offer to Paris Saint-Germain, but I know the answer was no,” Meunier told Sky Sports News, after Belgium’s 3-3 draw with Mexico.

“The club didn’t want to sell me because we have two right-backs with Dani Alves and myself, it was difficult to sell one of us.

“I didn’t really think about it [joining Chelsea] because they called me in to tell me, ‘You will not move, so don’t think about Chelsea or any other club. You will stay in Paris and we are counting on you for the season’.”

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