Zappacosta completes £23m Chelsea move on four-year deal

Ox shuns Chelsea but Drinkwater and Llorente want Blues switches

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has been searching for cover for Victor Moses and he has moved to bring in Italy worldwide Zappacosta, who can play at right-back, right wing-back or on the right of midfield.

Drinkwater will wear the No.6 shirt at Stamford Bridge, while ex-Torino defender Zappacosta has been handed the No.21 jersey for the season.

Still, with failed pursuits for the likes of Alex Sandro, Antonio Candreva and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Conte turned to raid Serie A once again with a move for Zappacosta. The 27-year old was a stalwart in Leicester's midfield over the past two seasons, proving reliable in a title-winning campaign and bringing a sense of calmness during last season's step backwards.

Zappacosta, who's been capped by Italy, has put pen to paper on a four-year deal.

Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Italy worldwide full-back Davide Zappacosta from Torino for a fee of around £23m.

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"To get that kind of price for a player who isn't a starter for them is pretty damn good". "It has been a long journey to get here but I am very happy and am looking forward to helping the club win more trophies", Drinkwater told Chelsea's website.

"I hope I can show my quality to the coach, my team-mates and the supporters", said Zappacosta.

Although the 25-year-old was not called up by Conte for the squad at Euro 2016, he clearly like what he saw as he has drafted him in in order to provide competition for Victor Moses at right-wing-back.

Zappacosta becomes the fifth new addition for the Blues after Alvaro Morata, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Antonio Rudiger and Willy Caballero.

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