Chelsea sign Davide Zappacosta from Torino

He is set to complete a £21million move to the Premier League champions on a four-year deal

The 25-year-old wing-back is expected to arrive West London Thursday to finalise the move, after agreeing in principle with the Blues.

The Premier League champion is said to have paid $A41million plus €2m in bonuses to secure Zappacosta's signature.

Zappacosta is expected to compete for the right wing-back spot and he admits he can not wait to get started.

Danny Drinkwater and N'Golo Kante's midfield partnership was crucial in Leicester City's title triumph in 2016.

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Chelsea have agreed a €25 million deal for Torino defender Davide Zappacosta, sources in Italy have confirmed to ESPN FC.

It was a frustrating deadline day for Chelsea, who also missed out on Oxlade-Chamberlain to Liverpool, Fernando Llorente to Tottenham, and on Ross Barkley, who decided against a move midway through his medical with the club.

The Premier League champions moved quickly to secure Zappacosta, who received his first global call-up during Antonio Conte's spell as Italy coach, after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain rejected the chance to move to Stamford Bridge in favour of joining Liverpool. "I hope I can show my quality to the coach, my teammates and the supporters".

He now becomes the 14th new face at Stamford Bridge this transfer window, with the highest-profile signings including Alvaro Morata, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Antonio Rudiger.

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