While Chelsea may be under a transfer ban this season, it has not stopped them moving on players that Frank Lampard doesn’t want.
David Luiz, Ola Aina, Tomas Kalas and Kenneth Omeruo are some of the names to depart already, and it’s likely the club will continue clearing the deadwood until the close of the European window.
One man who may be on that list is Davide Zappacosta. The Italian has failed to make the grade at Stamford Bridge since arriving under Antonio Conte in 2017 and only started one Premier League game last season.
He is yet to feature under Lampard, with Cesar Azpilicueta the preferred right-back, and now may be offered an escape route back to Italy with Roma.
Il Tempo report today that the Serie A side are keen on signing the 27-year-old this summer as they’re looking for someone to back up Alessandro Florenzi.
They’ve already been in contact with Chelsea about a move, and the Blues have put a €25m asking price on his head.
That’s a price that Roma cannot afford so they’ve instead proposed a loan deal with an option for a permanent transfer included at the end of the loan.
Il Tempo make no mention of whether Chelsea would be open to a loan deal, but Corriere Dello Sport say Marina Granovskaia is yet to accept the terms and conditions of the transfer.