West Ham United manager Gianfranco Zola has not been approached by Chelsea, according to the Italian's lawyer.
The Blues have started to search for a new boss after sacking Luiz Felipe Scolari on Monday afternoon.
Zola enjoyed an extremely successful playing career at Stamford Bridge and, after a shaky start as manager at Upton Park, has guided the Hammers into the top half of the Premier League table.
He would be a popular choice among Blues fans to succeed Scolari, but the West Ham manager's lawyer, Fulvio Marrucco, said: "At the moment we know nothing about the link between Gianfranco Zola and the vacant position at Chelsea.
"Gianfranco is very happy at West Ham and still thanks them for giving him the opportunity to be a coach in the Premier League.
"It is very difficult to say if anything will happen but Chelsea is a special place for Gianfranco Zola."