Chelsea defender Davide Zappacosta will play at least the first half of the 2019-20 season back in his native Italy for Roma, who confirmed a loan deal for the player on Wednesday.
Zappacosta, 27, made just four Premier League appearances for the Blues last season and did not even feature in his club’s match-day squad for their two outings so far this term.
And he will now try to re-establish himself in Serie A after agreeing terms with Roma, who kick off their league campaign this weekend.
“AS Roma are pleased to confirm the signing of Davide Zappacosta from Chelsea on a temporary deal,” the Giallorossi confirmed on their official website.
“Zappacosta joins the Giallorossi from the English club on an initial six-month loan which runs until January 2020.
“As part of the deal, there is the option to extend the loan until 30 June 2020.
Zappacosta has expressed his happiness at returning to his native country two years after leaving Torino to join the Blues.