Chelsea signs Danny Drinkwater, Davide Zappacosta

Danny Drinkwater and Davide Zappacosta

Chelsea officially signs Danny Drinkwater from Leicester City, signing a five-year-contract.

The 27-year-old midfielder becomes chelsea sixth senior signing of the summer following the arrivals of Willy Caballero, Antonio Rudiger, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Alvaro Morata and also Davide Zappacosta.

Drinkwater said: ‘I’m delighted to be a Chelsea player and can’t wait to get started. It has been a long journey to get here but I am very happy and am looking forward to helping the club win more trophies.’

Technical director Michael Emenalo added: ‘Danny is not only a Premier League winner but also has Champions League experience which will be invaluable for us this season. He is a typically combative English midfielder with a cultured passing technique and his arrival significantly strengthens our midfield options.’

Chelsea also snapped up Davide Zappacosta from Torino.

The 25-year-old can play at wing-back or full-back and has been capped by Italy. He signed a four-year contract. He will give competition to Moses.

Zappacosta said: ‘It is a dream for me to join Chelsea and play in the Premier League. I am very excited to be here and start working with the team. I hope I can show my quality to the coach, my team-mates and the supporters.’

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