OFFICIAL: Davide Zappacosta in Rome for medical

Davide Zappacosta has left the Blues’ training base at Cobham yesterday night to finalise his move to AS Roma, top-tier insider Gianluca di Marzio reports.

The full-back who joined Chelsea two years ago from Torino is currently undergoing his medical at Villa Stuart clinic in the Italian capital.

It has been previously reported by di Marzio’s colleague, Fabrizio Romano, that Chelsea and Roma have agreed a deal for Zappacosta.

The full-back has not become a player key to Frank Lampard’s plans, as the manager wants to give a chance to Reece James to have a shot at the right-back.

The Blues would have ideally accepted €25m for a permanent move, but it has proved an impossible price to meet for the Giallorossi.

Nevertheless, as the Serie A club desperately need a right back, they have offered a compromise, including a buy-out option.