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Crewe striker Calvin Zola holds talks at Northampton

Calvin Zola
Zola was a 200,000 signing from Tranmere in 2008

Crewe Alexandra striker Calvin Zola is close to agreeing a move to Northampton Town after holding talks with the club, BBC Radio Stoke reports.

Zola was Crewe's top scorer with 18 goals last season, but has fallen out of favour this term.

Alex boss Dario Gradi said: "He has been in Northampton and should think he has reached an agreement with them, because now they are talking to us."

He was in Northampton on Thursday and is believed to have agreed terms.

The 26-year-old Congolese scored 24 goals in total for the Alex, but will be free to leave this summer when his contract expires.

Gradi added: "Northampton want him and I think Burton would like him too, although I don't know whether he has spoken to Burton.

"I'm staying out of it. I have given my permission for him to go, so there is no need for me to get involved. The chairman is in charge of the business side of things.

"He has only been fit for a couple of weeks and I haven't really considered putting him on the pitch, mainly for that reason."

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