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Chelsea open to extending Zappacosta loan with AS Roma — report

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Lost season; redo

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Davide Zappacosta joined AS Roma on loan this season hoping to resurrect the career that had faded a bit over the past couple years at Chelsea.

The first 12 minutes went well enough, as he made his Giallorossi debut at the end of August with a substitute appearance against Genoa. But the 27-year-old missed the next month with a calf injury, and just when he was ready to return from that, he blew out his ACL in training.

That was October, now we’re almost into March. If all goes well, Zappacosta could yet return this season, in a few weeks.

His future is even murkier than that. Roma had big plans for him — including a permanent transfer possibly — but those plans have been derailed. Chelsea don’t have any plans for him, but do have him under contract for two more years.

Perhaps the most obvious solution would be to extend Zappacosta’s loan for another season after the lost year, and that’s precisely what yesterday’s Corriere dello Sport (via Sport Witness) are reporting as well.

Apparently both teams are open to this idea, and the right back himself wants to stay as well. Sounds like a win-win-win for me!