Davide Zappacosta arrived as a somewhat surprise addition to the Chelsea squad right at the end of the 2017 summer transfer window, under then manager Antonio Conte, for around £25 million from Serie A side Torino.

However, according to Italian news Calciomercato, the right-sided Italian international is looking at getting a loan-deal out of west London in order to get more first team football.

Under manager Maurizio Sarri, Davide Zappacosta has so far been restricted to three Europa League and just six minutes of Premier League football. Having featured in 38 games last season, the indications are that the 26-year old may have to look elsewhere as long as César Azpilicueta remains number one choice.

Another report in Football.London mentions that Napoli are eying up further reinforcements in the January transfer window and are monitoring the availability of Davide Zappacosta.

A deal for Napoli to take Zappacosta, will continue to see the two clubs do business – with the Blues taking manager Sarri and midfielder Jorginho from the Naples-based club in the summer. It could also open the possibility of Chelsea bringing more players from Napoli in the near future to west London.

Chelsea though are unlikely to want to sell their only real back up to Azpilicueta, without having a replacement ready – but if all reports are led to be true, it would be quite a surprise to see the Blues inactive in the transfer window.

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