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Gianfranco Zola is willing to raid Chelsea next month

The Italian is a certified legend at Stamford Bridge and has just been appointed as the new boss at St Andrew’s.

He’s taken over a squad doing well after the unexpected sacking of Gary Rowett last week.

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Gianfranco Zola watches Birmingham in action

“We can ask”

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The Midlands side are eighth in the Championship but Zola is not afraid to approach Chelsea if he thinks they have a player who can improve his squad.

Zola told the Birmingham Mail: “If we believe that in Chelsea there might be players that can help, then we can ask.

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Gary Rowett was replaced by Gianfranco Zola last week

“We have a good relationship with them.”

Zola spent seven years at Chelsea, picking up six trophies and making 274 appearances.The Mail suggest five players Zola could potential bring to St Andrewss.

Ola Aina, Dominic Solanke, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Todd Kane and Marco Van Ginkel are all considered as good loan candidates.

The Mail suggest five players Zola could potentially bring to St Andrew’s.

Ola Aina, Dominic Solanke, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Todd Kane and Marco van Ginkel are all considered as good loan candidates.

Source: http://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/572338/Gianfranco-Zola-Chelsea-transfer-news