#DeadlineDay: Chelsea Signs Zappacosta From Torino

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CHELSEA snapped up relatively unknown Davide Zappacosta for £23million on deadline day when their attempts to land Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain fell flat.

The England midfielder, who joined the Foxes in 2012 from Manchester United, has won three England caps since making his worldwide debut in March 2016.

Watching him at Stamford Bridge will be his girlfriend, Morena Urzini.

Antonio Conte could yet add Danny Drinkwater to his squad as well. The 27-year old was a stalwart in Leicester's midfield over the past two seasons, proving reliable in a title-winning campaign and bringing a sense of calmness during last season's step backwards. He has signed a four-year deal with Chelsea, according to the club's website.

And accordin to Chelsea's Technical director Michael Emenalo: "Davide is a player of global calibre who Antonio Conte knows well and we have been aware of for some time".

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Chelsea have agreed a €25 million deal to sign Torino defender Davide Zappacosta, sources in Italy have told ESPN FC. "I'm delighted to be a Chelsea player and can't wait to get started", said Drinkwater.

But the Italian showed his support for the club earlier this year when he retweeted Chelsea's picture after they became Premier League Champions, possibly hinting to his hopes of joining the side.

The 25-year old made 29 appearances for Torino in Serie A last season, recording five assists and scoring once.

However, Drinkwater and Zappacosta should both prove to be good signings for Chelsea as they embark on their Champions League campaign, with both players excited to be along for the ride.

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