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Davide Zappacosta: Chelsea defender joins Roma on loan

Zappacosta was on the bench for Chelsea in the Super Cup final against Liverpool


Chelsea right-back Davide Zappacosta has joined Roma on an initial six-month loan.

As part of the deal there is the option to extend the loan until the end of the season.

Chelsea said he has also signed a one-year contract extension with the Blues until June 2022.

"I am pleased to join Roma, after an experience overseas that helped me progress as both a player and a person," Zappacosta, 27, said.

"Being able to play for a great club like this is a huge motivation. I cannot wait to start training."

The Italy international joined Chelsea from Torino on a four-year deal for £23m in 2017.

But after 22 appearances in the Premier League in his first season he only played four times in 2018-19. He had not made an appearance for Chelsea this season.

Fellow defenders David Luiz and Gary Cahill have already left Stamford Bridge this summer.

-- Courtesy of BBC Sport

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