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Torino confirm Chelsea have signed Davide Zappacosta in a £25m deal

01 September, 2017, 02:03 | Author: Glenda Knight
  • BID ACCEPTED! Chelsea agree £23million fee for Torino fullback Davide Zappacosta

Zappacosta joins Alonso and Antonio Rudiger as defenders to have traded Serie A for Stamford Bridge in recent times.

The wing back signed a four-year deal.

The Premier League champions moved quickly to secure Zappacosta, who received his first global call-up during Antonio Conte's spell as Italy coach, after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain rejected the chance to move to Stamford Bridge in favour of joining Liverpool.

Chelsea have completed the signing of Davide Zappacosta from Torino F.C!

Zappacosta's transfer fee is believed to be around €25-28 million with €2m in bonuses, and he puts pen to paper on a four-year deal on his arrival.

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The deal to secure the Italian international's signature is understood to be close to completion, with the 25-year-old likely to offer competition for Victor Moses on the right-hand side of the Blues defensive line. I hope I can show my quality to the coach, my team-mates and the supporters'.

He has been frustrated during much of the summer transfer window, losing out on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to Liverpool and long-term target Fernando Llorente to London rivals Tottenham.

Zappacosta is expected to provide competition for Victor Moses and is more competent defensively and physically imposing than the Nigeria worldwide.

Meanwhile, Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater is set to undergo a medical ahead of sealing his last-hour move to Chelsea.

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