Blues finalise Zappacosta deal

Davide Zappacosta of Torino is on his way to London to complete a move to Chelsea

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.

Commenting on his move to Chelsea, Zappacosta said: "It is a dream for me to join Chelsea and play in the Premier League".

CHELSEA snapped up relatively unknown Davide Zappacosta for £23million on deadline day when their attempts to land Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain fell flat.

And now, In an official club statement Torino have confirmed Zappacosta has left the club and has signed for Antonio Conte's side.

Chelsea have launched a € 25 million bid to sign Torino defender Davide Zappacosta who is regarded as one of Italy's most talented right-backs.


The £23m signing has agreed on a 4-year-deal after playing 58 games in the Serie A over 2 seasons for the Italian club.

Both deals were concluded in the final hours of the transfer window, strengthening a Chelsea squad that had looked thin early on this season.

Antonio Conte has been desperately trying to bring in a full-back all summer but the Blues boss has been frustrated with his pursuit of several key targets in recent weeks.

Technical director Michael Emenalo commented, "Davide is a player of worldwide calibre who Antonio Conte knows well and we have been aware of for some time".

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