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Chelsea, AS Roma agree Davide Zappacosta loan — report

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It’s happening

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We’re into the final two weeks of the (European) summer transfer window, which means that a few Chelsea players will finally get their futures sorted out. One those who have been stuck in limbo has been Davide Zappacosta, who’s ostensibly the backup right back at the moment, but is pretty much just holding the seat warm for young Reece James.

With James set to return in the next couple weeks following an ankle injury and subsequent surgery this summer, Zappacosta’s definitely become surplus to requirements. Chelsea have been trying to arrange a move for him for a while now, but it sounds like we’ve finally succeeded.

As Fabrizio Romano reports, Chelsea and AS Roma have agreed on a season-long loan for the 27-year-old, and he’s set for his medical later this week.

Romano describes the deal as a “dry loan”, which means that it (surprisingly?) does not have a buy-option attached to it. Zappacosta still has two years left on his Chelsea contract, and while this move won’t help us recoup our costs in acquiring him from Torino two years ago, it should get him into a much better position to impress on the pitch.