Davide Zappacosta in action for Torino

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Chelsea have completed a deal to sign Italy international Davide Zappacosta from Torino, the club have confirmed.

Right wing-back Zappacosta, 25, will give the Blues added depth to their defence with Cesar Azpilicueta set to continue his career at centre-back.

Manager Antonio Conte knows the player well having giving him internationals caps for Italy and this should help his integration at Stamford Bridge.

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. I hope I can show my quality to the coach, my team-mates and the supporters.’

Technical director Michael Emenalo added: ‘Davide is a player of international calibre who Antonio Conte knows well and we have been aware of for some time. We are very pleased to be able to bring him to the club and believe he will become an important member of the squad.’