Davide Zappacosta: Chelsea sign Italy defender from Torino

Chelsea submit stunning transfer offer for Torino star in last-minute operation

Chelsea submit stunning transfer offer for Torino star in last-minute operation

Antonio Conte is eager to complete the signing of the defender before the transfer deadline.

Chelsea have completed the signing of Davide Zappacosta, the full-back joining from Serie A side Torino for an undisclosed fee.

The Italy worldwide emerged as a surprise target for the Blues on transfer deadline day, with Goal confirming Antonio Conte's interest.

The 25-year-old Italy worldwide left Rome's Ciampino airport on a private flight for London to undergo a medical early on Thursday. They may not have been the eye-catching arrivals that the Stamford Bridge faithful had hoped for, but they add much-needed depth to Antonio Conte's squad.

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The Premier League champions have turned their attentions to Zappacosta after losing out to Liverpool in the race for Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. I am very excited to be here and start working with the team.

Click through the gallery above to see the photos of Danny Drinkwater and Davide Zappacosta in Chelsea kit.

Conte knows the player well, having handed him his first cap for the Azzurri.

His delivery from out wide saw him form a decent partnership with Andrea Belotti last season, with the prolific striker also linked with Chelsea and other top clubs this summer.