Chelsea complete Davide Zappacosta transfer from Torino

Rachel Hardy
September 1, 2017

He now becomes the 14th new face at Stamford Bridge this transfer window, with the highest-profile signings including Alvaro Morata, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Antonio Rudiger.

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 previous year.

Conte knows all about Zappacosta, having given him his first call-up to the Italy squad past year during his time as national team manager.

Chelsea have completed the signing of Davide Zappacosta from Torino, Sky Italia reports.

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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The 25-year-old Italy worldwide left Rome's Ciampino airport on a private flight for London to undergo a medical early on Thursday.

Zappacosta joined Torino from Atalanta in 2015, and he has made 58 Serie A appearances for the Granata.

Chelsea have a paper thin squad following the departure of a number of key players, and the Blues need to recruit heavily to prepare a squad who can help the reigning Premier League champions challenge for top honours once again this season. I am very excited to be here and start working with the team.

Antonio Conte has been desperately trying to strengthen his full-back options all summer and the Blues boss has been frustrated with his pursuit of several key targets in recent weeks. "I hope I can show my quality to the coach, my teammates and the supporters".

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