Zappacosta set to leave Chelsea before the transfer window closes.

Chelsea right-back Davide Zappacosta has been linked with a move away from the club and the Italian is keen on leaving Stamford Bridge before the transfer window closes.

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.

Although Frank Lampard has revealed he’s impressed with the attitude of Zappacosta, he didn’t move to assure him of a place in the team. Lampard is keen for young right-back Reece James to rival Azpilicueta.

Lampard said: “That’s not clear yet. Zappacosta is our player. Reece [James] is injured and will potentially be another two or three weeks until he’s back. That’s a decision that will be made as we go on.

“I’ve been really impressed with Zappacosta’s attitude and quality and how he’s trained. He’s a very good player. We have to make sure we are happy with the squad when the European window shuts.

“It’ll be a decision for us and Zappa. I want players happy. The professionalism he has shown since he has been here has been great. It will be an ongoing conversation but he’s our player.” “

Zappacosta signed a four-year deal at Stamford Bridge after completing a €28million move from Torino in the summer of 2017, and reports claim that the Blues have slapped a fee of £23m for his signature.