Chelsea agree Zappacosta deal, Ox signed for Red’s, Rafinha bid rejected, City £60m bid for Sanchez turned down
Chelsea agree a deal to sign Torino right wing back and Italy international David Zappacosta according to emerging reports
The player has agreed a move to Stamford Bridge in a deal said to worth £23m pounds
Antonio Conte featured the 25 year old defender for Italy in Euro 2016 for the first time and the both compatriots are set to work together again
Having seen Oxlade Chamberlain turned down Chelsea offer with a preference to childhood dream club Liverpool, as well Bayern Munich Rafinha’s bid rejected by the Bavarians, Conte finally seems to have had a breakthrough in his search for a natural wing back as Chelsea agree Zappacosta deal.
Bayern Munich rejected a bid from Chelsea for its Brazilian defender Rafinha, Munich boss Anceloti opted to reject Chelsea bid to further keep the right wing back at the Allianz Arena.
Manchester city had their second bid for Alexis Sanchez rejected, City raised their bid to £60 million pounds, however was rejected by Arsene Wenger who’s determined to keep the Chilean till he sees out his contract set to expire by the end of the season, despite City officials making it to Chile camp, it’s a deal proved tough so far
Chamberlain finally joined Liverpool in a £35m pounds deal, the 24 year old signed a five year contract, on arrival to Liverpool he said,
“I’m delighted to have signed for Liverpool and a big thank you to everyone here at the FA that has made this possible, using the facilities. It has been a massive help.
“I’m not going to say too much. I’m here with England and we’ve got two big games coming up, so I want to focus on them. But I can’t wait to get to Melwood.”
“I want to publicly thank Arsene Wenger, the coaching and club staff and my amazing team mates for all of the incredible opportunities I have been given. Thank you so much to you, the fans, who have always had my back – I honestly couldn’t be more grateful. The club, and my time here, will always mean a massive amount to me.
“I know my choice might come as a surprise to many, and the decision to leave was tough after being a part of the club for so many years, but I feel that this move is right for the next stage in my ongoing development.”
Oxlade-Chamberlain was used at wing-back in his final few months at Arsenal, and his desire to establish himself in central midfield was a motivating factor in his departure.
Jurgen Klopp told the Liverpool website: “I hear a lot of talk about positions but let’s talk about the player; he is someone with really good abilities who always gives everything for his team. A player that is positive and willing to take risks to try and make positive things happen.
“He may still be young but he has a lot of experience in the Premier League, Champions League and for his country. Already he is a very, very good player and I think he has the mentality and desire to get even better – and that excites me.
“I am really, really happy we have got Alex signed. Since the last game I have been waiting and hoping we could make this transfer – and when I got the news he was ours it was fantastic.”