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Chelsea, Lazio ‘in talks’ over potential Zappacosta deal — report

£13 million fee

According to Sky Sports, negotiations over Davide Zappacosta between Chelsea and Italian team Lazio have now begun.

Lazio have reportedly set Zappacosta as their No.1 target for the winter transfer window. Their ideal arrangement would’ve been a loan with an option to buy, but Chelsea want cash up front. And it seems that the Blues will get what we want, with a £13 million transfer apparently in the works.

Since moving from Torino to Chelsea 18 months ago, Zappacosta has been little more than a backup, and one whose involvement has dropped considerably since last season. After making 35 appearances under Conte, he’s only made 10 under Sarri, with 6 of those coming in Europa League group stage matches. If he does leave, Chelsea would need a new backup for César Azpilicueta, but surely it wouldn’t be so far to fill that vacancy, via either the Academy or the Loan Army, if nothing else.

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