Davide Zappacosta: Chelsea full-back joins Genoa on loan

Serie A club's talks with Tottenham over loan signing of Danny Rose slowed down over inability to pay left-back's full wages

Italian defender Davide Zappacosta of AS Roma during the Serie A match at Allianz Stadium, Turin. Picture date: 1st August 2020. Picture credit should read: Jonathan Moscrop/Sportimage
Image: Zappacosta made eight appearances on loan at Roma last season

Chelsea right-back Davide Zappacosta has joined Serie A side Genoa on a season-long loan deal.

The 28-year-old arrived at Stamford Bridge in a £22.5m deal from Torino in August 2017 and went on to make 52 appearances.

Zappacosta spent last season on loan to Roma, where he missed out on most of the campaign after an early injruy to the anterior cruciate ligament but returned to make six appearances for Paulo Fonseca's side as they finished in fifth position.

The Italian full-back was in demand with several Serie A sides this summer such as Fiorentina and Atalanta, according to Sky in Italy.

Genoa, who survived relegation to Serie B on the final day of last season, have been on a transfer spree this summer and confirmed the loan signing of Juventus winger Marko Pjaca alongside Zappacosta.

The Serie A club are still in talks with Tottenham over the signing of Danny Rose, despite their inability to pay all of the left-back's wages slowing the deal's progress.

Danny Rose
Image: Danny Rose could be set to join Genoa on loan

Spurs are keen to move on Rose, who they signed from Leeds 13 years ago, and have not given him a shirt number for the 2020/21 season.

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Jose Mourinho has said that he is "happy" for Rose to leave Tottenham and added that it would be "very good for him" to join Genoa.

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