Yesterday we brought you an update on the future of Chelsea defender Davide Zappacosta and a potential return to Serie A.

The full-back is out of favour at Stamford Bridge, making just one start in the Premier League last season.

A return to Italy was being mooted, with Il Tempo reporting that Roma were trying to negotiate a loan deal with Chelsea as the Blues asking price had prevented a permanent transfer.

CalcioMercato pick up on the story today and say that the two clubs have now agreed on a deal after they started negotiations a few days ago.

Zappacosta will head to Rome on a straight one-year loan deal, with no option to buy at the end of it. However, that is something that can be added later, presumably if he proves to be a success.

There is no mention of whether Roma are paying an initial loan fee, but the loan is described as ‘dry’, which usually means there isn’t one involved. Zappacosta, for his part, will earn €2.5m per year at Roma.

CalcioMercato explain Roma have moved quickly to sign the 27-year-old as sporting director Gianluca Petrachi worked with him during his time at Torino.