Torino's Davide Zappacosta flies into London for Chelsea medical in £21m move

Rosalie Stanley
September 1, 2017

Reports suggest if Zappacosta were to be sold to Chelsea, than Torino would have to find another right-back in the transfer window as they would lack any cover in the position, apart from Lorenzo De Silvestri.

After missing out to Liverpool on the signing of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from Arsenal, Chelsea switched their attentions to the 25-year-old Italy global.

Zappacosta is an Italian full-back who has a good eye for going forward.

He is also relishing working under countryman Antonio Conte.

He impressed during his debut season and played 29 games for the club last term, while also representing Italy during World Cup qualifiers.

Zappacosta made his Italy debut previous year.

Welcome, Zappacosta! May you have a Chelsea career as prolific as Frank Zappa's musical productions and as prolific as Diego Costa's goals.

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Now, the ride-hailing app is on the search for someone to take Kalanick's place and steer it onto the right course. But, he continued, "you have to move out of your comfort zone and develop muscles that you didn't know you had".

Now the champions are hoping to repeat the trick with right-sided wing-back Davide Zappacosta.

A move for Juventus' Alex Sandro came to nothing - even though Chelsea were supposedly prepared to pay £60m for the star.

That's after the Blues missed out on signing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from Arsenal; he moved to Liverpool on Thursday despite the Blues agreeing a fee with Arsenal, per BBC Sport.

However, the England global opted to leave Arsenal for Liverpool instead as he was promised the chance to shine in midfield.

Conte knows Italian football very well and is aware of Zappacosta.

On the switch, Zappacosta said: "It is a dream for me to join Chelsea and play in the Premier League".

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