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Transfer Deadline Day: Chelsea sign Danny Drinkwater from Leicester City for £35m

02 September 2017, 01:09 | Kristopher Drake

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Davide Zappacosta

Those formalities have been concluded as Chelsea announced on a short time ago that Zappacosta has joined the clubs on a four-year contract. 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.

"To get that kind of price for a player who isn't a starter for them is pretty damn good".

Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Italian defender Davide Zappacosta from Serie A club Torino on a four-year-deal.

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Sky Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio reported on Thursday afternoon that the Premier League champions had agreed a £23M fee to sign Zappacosta.

Zappacosta is a player that Antonio Conte knows well, having handed the 25-year-old his first place in an Italy squad in 2016 during the manager's spell in charge of the national side. I am very excited to be here and start working with the team.

The defender signed a four-year deal with the west London club, while the England worldwide agreed to a five-year deal with the English champions. They joined goalkeeper Willy Caballero, defender Antonio Rudiger, midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko and striker Alvaro Morata as new members of the London football powerhouse as chief coach Antonio Conte gets ready for the 2017-18 season, according to Chelsea's website.

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