Saturday January 12 2019
Chelsea stall Zappacosta to Lazio

Multiple reports claim Davide Zappacosta agreed terms with Lazio, but Chelsea won’t release him on loan with option to buy.

The 26-year-old was brought in from Torino for €25m in the summer of 2017, but has struggled for regular playing time.

He is eager for a return to Serie A, with Lazio ready to welcome the right-back with open arms.

However, both Sky Sport Italia and Sportitalia report that while Lazio and Zappacosta are in full agreement over personal terms, Chelsea are holding up the move.

That is because they do not want to let him leave on loan with an option to buy, preferring something more definitive.

Negotiations will continue and the Aquile are confident of striking a deal during the January transfer window.

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