Chelsea have allowed defender Davide Zappacosta to join Italian side Genoa on a season-long loan, the Premier League club have announced.
Italy international Zappacosta returns to Serie A following last season’s temporary switch to Roma, which was interrupted by a serious knee ligament injury.
He recovered from surgery in time to make six appearances in the Italian top flight before the end of the season, taking his total appearances for the Giallorossi to eight.
The 28-year-old, signed by Antonio Conte in 2017, has been a peripheral figure at Stamford Bridge and restricted to 34 starts and a further 18 substitute appearances.
Right-back Zappacosta has won 13 caps for his country, the most recent of which came two years ago.
Now Chelsea just need to find takers for Baba Rahman, Tiémoué Bakayoko, Danny Drinkwater and Victor Moses.
Chelsea now working to sell players. Michy Batshuayi agreed to join Crystal Palace on loan, talks still on with AC Milan for Tiemoué Bakayoko [but no agreement yet], Everton have asked for Tomori. Zappacosta and Emerson Palmieri also set to leave on next weeks. 🔵 #CFC #Chelsea
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