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Transfer: Zappacosta’s future may not be at Chelsea

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Davide Zappacosta’s future is not clear according to Frank Lampard.

According to Football-Italia and Goal.com, the defenders future is very much still undecided.

As we brought you earlier on Ronaldo.com, Michy Batshuayi is going nowhere. His goals this coming season are something Lampard and his team are depending on.

Lampard said:

“The future of Michy is here as one of our strikers.”

“We have three strikers this year and there will be opportunities for him.”

“He’s very much our player and competing with Tammy and Ollie for that space.”

The future of Italy international Zappacosta was brought in by Antonio Conte back 2017 is far less sure.

He has featured 52 times, scored twice and had 4 assists in his time at the Stamford Bridge club.

However, Zappacosta has yet to feature this season under Lampard. The manager said of his future:

“That’s not clear yet.”

“Zappacosta is our player and Reece is probably out for three more weeks.”

“That’s a decision that will be made as we go on.”

“I’ve been really impressed with Zappa’s attitude, quality and how he’s trained.”

“We have to make sure we’re happy with the squad by the time the European window shuts.”

“That will be a decision for us and of course Zappa, because I want players happy.”

“The professionalism he has shown since he’s been here has been great and that can be an ongoing conversation.”

When asked about Tiemoue Bakayoko, he added:

“It’s similar with both players.”

“They obviously haven’t started the season for us.”

“Both of them have shown really good application and not been a problem.”

“The decision will be what’s best for the club and for them individually as well.”

There has been interest from Roma in the right back.

Chelsea is apparently looking for a fee in the region of 25 million Euros. But as with many of Roma’s recent approaches, they may prefer a loan deal.

BAKU, AZERBAIJAN – MAY 29: Ross Barkley of Chelsea speaks to Davide Zappacosta of Chelsea on the pitch prior to the UEFA Europa League Final between Chelsea and Arsenal at Baku Olimpiya Stadionu on May 29, 2019 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)