Out of favour Chelsea defender, Davide Zappacosta close to joining Roma on loan

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Davide Zappacosta

Davide Zappacosta is close to joining Roma on a season-long loan from Chelsea, according to Sky in Italy.

The right-back has not featured for Chelsea this season under new head coach Frank Lampard and is surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge.

The Italian made only four Premier League appearances last season under Maurizio Sarri, with the majority of his performances coming in Chelsea’s successful run to the Europa League title.

Zappacosta will undergo a medical later this week ahead of completing a move to the Stadio Olimpico.

The 27-year-old joined Chelsea from Torino in 2017 under the management of Antonio Conte and went on to feature 35 times during his debut season in England.

He was part of the squad that won the FA Cup in May 2018, but was an unused substitute during the 1-0 final victory over Manchester United at Wembley.