Stamford Bridge Tunnel View

Davide Zappacosta has been discussing his Chelsea future, and confirmed that Inter Milan were interested in signing him in the summer transfer window.

Zappacosta played second-fiddle to Victor Moses last season. He provided a more direct and pacy option than the Nigerian, but Moses was deemed to be the more accomplished pick at right-wing-back.

In reality, he was a decent enough right-wing-back, but it’s unclear whether he has the attributes to function as an archetypal full-back. Maurizio Sarri has favoured Cesar Azpilicueta in that are so far this season.

Zappacosta could have departed in the summer in search of regular first-team football, but a move away from Stamford Bridge never materialised. That’s not to say he’ll be here long-term, however, he’s admitted it himself.

Zappacosta is quoted by Calciomercato claiming his commitment to Chelsea, but leaving the door open for a move away in January if he’s unable to win a starting spot:

“Could I go back to Italy? Yes, Inter had tried for me. My attorney Alessandro Lucci had told me about this, even though I have always been focused on Chelsea, if I had to return in January? I’m here and I want to think only about doing well with Chelsea, there is a lot of competition, but I want to win the starting shirt, then it’s clear that if I had to find little space … I think no player likes to stay out.”

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