Lazio have reached an agreement to sign Davide Zappacosta from Chelsea, according to Il Messaggero.
Zappacosta started his career at Italian fourth-tier side Isola Liri in 2009. He moved to third-tier Avellino in 2011, which he helped earn promotion to Serie B before joining Atalanta in 2014. After only a year in Bergamo, he spent two seasons with Torino before arriving at Chelsea.
He featured relatively prominently in his first season in England as manager Antonio Conte employed a 3-4-3 system and rotated Zappacosta with Victor Moses on the right wing-back position. But as Mauruzio Sarri replaced Conte and switched to 4-3-3, he has been permanently reduced to a squad role and linked with a possible departure from Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea have apparently accepted a bid of £13 million from Lazio for his services, and the Rome-based newspaper say it will be an initial loan deal for six months, which will potentially become permanent in the summer.
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