Chelsea’s Zappacosta joins Roma on loan

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Davide Zappacosta

Davide Zappacosta has signed a one-year extension to his contract at Chelsea and moved to Roma on loan until the end of January

Chelsea FC confirmed the news on their official Twitter page

Signed from Torino on the final day of the 2017 summer transfer window. The Italian international kicked off his Chelsea career by scoring a spectacular goal on his Stamford Bridge debut, against Qarabag in the Champions League.

Zappacosta made 52 appearances for Chelsea, half of them in the Premier League, having won the FA Cup and Europa League with the blues.

He joins a Roma side who finished sixth in Serie A last season and reached the last 16 of the Champions League. They will be competing in the Europa League this time around under the guidance of Paulo Fonseca, who replaced former Blues boss Claudio Ranieri over the summer.