Italian boss insists he remains committed to Watford.
Gianfranco Zola was giving nothing away when asked about whether he would be interested in taking the Chelsea job according to The Daily Mail.
The Italian is a club legend at Stamford Bridge after he spent seven years at the club and is remembered for his sublime skills and outrageous goals.
Zola is currently in charge of Championship side Watford and insisted he would not be drawn on speculation linking him to the Chelsea hot-seat.
Club owner Roman Abramovich is currently drawing up a short list of potential managers who could take the reins at the club come the summer.
Current interim manager Rafa Benitez looks certain to leave the club after proving to be an unpopular appointment with the fans.
A host of top quality managers have been linked with the job including former bosses Guus Hiddink and Jose Mourinho.
The ‘Special One’ remains the fans’ preference but Abramovich is reportedly concerned about whether the two could maintain a working relationship after Mourinho parted with the club in acrimonious circumstances during his first spell in charge.
Should Chelsea come calling, Zola may well be tempted by the offer after Watford were hit with a transfer embargo related to reported financial irregularities with the club’s recent transfer dealings.