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Chelsea right-back Davide Zappacosta is keen on leaving Stamford Bridge before the transfer window closes.
The English transfer window might have closed, but the window of other European football leagues remains open until the end of August.
According to tuttomercatoweb.com, the agent of Davide Zappacosta is said to have met with Chelsea officials in London yesterday, with both Roma and Sevilla interested in signing the Italian.
According to reports in Italy, Zappacosta’s agent Alessandro Lucci flew to London to discuss the defender’s future with Chelsea officials.
Zappacosta played a bit-part role for the Blues since signing from Torino in 2017 and he believes his chances will be limited even further this season due to the emergence of 19 year old Chelsea academy graduate Reece James.
Zappacosta made just one Premier League start last season under Maurizio Sarri but featured more in Chelsea’s Europa League success.
James is currently injured and Chelsea boss Frank Lampard reportedly wants Zappacosta to remain at the club to give cover for Cesar Azpilicueta until James is clear of injury. Zappacosta fears for his Chelsea future and will rather leave the club this morning.
Zappacosta was left out of Chelsea’s final preseason draw with Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday and the 27-year-old is now keen on an exit.
If Zappacosta leaves, he will be the second defender in the Chelsea senior team to have left the club this summer after the surprise deadline day move from David Luiz.
Luiz sealed a deadline day deal to Chelsea rivals Arsenal, and the Blues will be up against the Brazilian when the two sides meet this season.
Chelsea fans are disappointed that a club hero decided to leave Stamford Bridge to join bitter rivals Arsenal, and Luiz might not get the reception he deserves from the Chelsea faithful.
Already, Chelsea fans are angry with Luiz’s decision to join Arsenal and bombarded the Brazilian’s restaurant Babbo with a series of one-star reviews on Google.