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Davide Zappacosta joins Chelsea in £23M deal

02 September 2017

On his move to west London, he said: "It is a dream for me to join Chelsea and play in the Premier League".

Chelsea went into deadline day in desperate need of reinforcements in the wing-back areas, and they have got that in the shape of Zappacosta.

Torino could accept Chelsea's late bid but they need to find a replacement for Zappacosta before.

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The England global signed a five-year deal with Chelsea and adds experience to a thin midfield after multiple departures this summer.

Zappacosta is set to provide competition on the right flank at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea completed the signing of Davide Zappacosta, with the defender having joined from Serie A side Torino for an undisclosed fee.

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Both deals were concluded in the final hours of the transfer window, strengthening a Chelsea squad that had looked thin early on this season. "I hope I can show my quality to the coach, my teammates and the supporters".

While Tottenham pinched striker Fernando Llorente from Swansea right under Antonio Conte's nose.

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Zappacosta was selected by Antonio Conte as a reserve player for Euro 2016, but he did not get to make his Italy debut until November, by which time Conte was at Chelsea.

Davide Zappacosta joins Chelsea in £23M deal