According to Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, Fiorentina are interested in signing Chelsea right-back Davide Zappacosta. The Italian has been on the fringes of Chelsea first-team and had spent last season on loan with Genoa in Serie A.
Fiorentina Interested in Davide Zappacosta
La Viola Looking to Sign Zappacosta as Potential Replacement for Pol Lirola
Fiorentina are reportedly looking to sign Chelsea right-back Davide Zappacosta. The Italian side are keen to add a right-back this season with Pol Lirola poised to move out of the club. Any move for Zappacosta will likely depend on the future of Lirola.
Zappacosta has been on the fringes of Chelsea’s first team for a while now. The Italian joined Chelsea from Serie A in 2017 but apart from his debut season under Antonio Conte, he has rarely featured for the Blues. The last two seasons have seen him playing in the Seria A on loan. In four seasons, Zappacosta has managed just 52 appearances for Chelsea, with half of those coming during his debut season.
Zappacosta had a decent outing in the Serie A last season. Despite having an injury-filled start, he was one of the regulars in the Genoa line-up last season. He made 25 appearances for Grifone and found the net on four occasions.
If Zappacosta does arrive at the Artemio Franchi Stadium this season, the Italian is unlikely to start as the first-choice right-back. La Viola had used Lorenzo Venuti at right-back last season with Lirola plying his trade in France on loan with Marseille.
Fiorentina and Marseille Yet to Agree on the Transfer Fee of Pol Lirola
While Fiorentina are already looking at possible options to replace Lirola, they are yet to finalise the transfer of the Spaniard. La Viola and Marseille are reportedly €1 million apart in their valuation for the Spaniard. The French side have reportedly made a €12 million bid for Lirola, while Fiorentina are hoping for at least €13 million for the Spaniard.