Davide Zappacosta Signs 4-Year Deal with Chelsea from Torino

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In similar manner to the 2016 summer transfer window, Chelsea have gone completely under the radar to strike a deal for an Italy-based full-back on deadline day.

Chelsea have signed midfielder Danny Drinkwater from Leicester on a five-year contract, the Premier League champions have announced.

Drinkwater played a big role in Leicester's incredible title-winning campaign of 2015/16.

Chelsea completed the signing of Davide Zappacosta, with the defender having joined from Serie A side Torino for an undisclosed fee.

"I'm delighted to be a Chelsea player and can't wait to get started". After Kante's move to Chelsea last season, where he won PFA Player of the Year, Drinkwater has followed his former teammate's footsteps.

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"I hope I can show my quality to the coach, my team-mates and the supporters", said Zappacosta.

The Premier League champions have turned their attentions to Zappacosta after losing out to Liverpool in the race for Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

No precise details of the deal have been released by either club as yet but the Mirror claim Chelsea have paid Torino £23m for the 25-year-old right-back.

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. He has signed a four-year deal with Chelsea, according to the club's website.

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