BID ACCEPTED! Chelsea agree £23million fee for Torino fullback Davide Zappacosta

Davide Zappacosta

Davide Zappacosta

Zappacosta will be hoping to prove a success at Chelsea despite not being the marquee signing fans have been craving, much in the same way that Marcos Alonso has managed since a low-key arrival from Fiorentina a year ago.

Chelsea then confirmed the 25-year-old Zappacosta signed a four-year contract, becoming Chelsea's fifth signing of a hard summer transfer window. Zappacosta had joined Torino from Atalanta in the summer of 2015, and last season, he made 26 Serie A appearances for the Turin side.

After missing out on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is desperate for reinforcements and has had to reassess his options in defence and has reportedly moved quickly to sign 25-year-old Zappacosta before the transfer window shuts.

On the switch, Zappacosta said: "It is a dream for me to join Chelsea and play in the Premier League". I am very excited to be here and start working with the team.

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

Antonio Conte is known to be targeting cover for current starting wing-backs Alonso and Victor Moses, although lost out to Liverpool in the battle for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain despite agreeing a £35m fee with Arsenal earlier this week.

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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