Reports are emerging from Italy today that Inter Milan have designated Chelsea's Davide Zappacosta as one of their primary transfer targets in their search for a right back.
These reports are seemingly a result of Inter's inability to secure a deal for their current fullback João Cancelo, who had joined the Nerazzurri last summer only on loan from Valencia and now looks set to return to sunny Spain. And so, Inter are going bargain hunting. Their three targets are the aforementioned Zappacosta, Bartosz Bereszyński of Sampdoria, and Cristiano Piccini of Sporting CP.
Zappacosta, who joined Chelsea just last year for €25 million has largely failed to impress, despite making 35 appearances. Lauded for his supposed ability to cross the ball and contribute positively in attack, Zappacosta hasn't been able to replicate his Torino form in London, to put it generously. His form for the Italian national team hasn’t been great either.
Since it’s likely that Zappacosta was proposed as a viable back-up plan by Antonio Conte in the first place, it would not be surprising to see the player join his head coach in leaving Chelsea this summer. It’s just another reason why figuring out the managerial situation should be of utmost importance and urgency at the club.