Chelsea will consider offers for defender Davide Zappacosta this summer, according to a report on Calcio Mercato.

The Italian news site states that Chelsea will entertain bids for the right back, who could be one of three Italians to leave the London club this summer after Maurizio Sarri departed for Juventus and Gianfranco Zola expecting to leave Stamford Bridge.

The 27-year-old signed for the Blues from Torino in a £22.5 million deal two years ago while Antonio Conte was still in charge.

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However, the defender has failed to force his way into the starting line up ahead of Caesar Azpilicueta and has been forced to play a bit-part role, making just 26 Premier League appearances.

Now it seems Chelsea are ready to cut their losses with Zappacosta and move him on ahead of the 2019/20 campaign, despite a transfer ban meaning they won’t be able to replace him in the squad with a new signing.

The 13-time Italian international has been linked with a move back to his homeland, with AS Roma said to be interested.


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