Chelsea ace appears to be the one loanee at AS Roma

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Notwithstanding still being out following a rupture in his cruciate ligament, Davide Zappacosta seems to be the one loanee at AS Roma who could stay on beyond the current campaign.

What plays in his favour is his age and the fact the Blues are indifferent about his future, as Frank Lampard seems to have no interest in using the ex-Torino man at Stamford Bridge.

Corriere dello Sport dedicated a few column inches to the full-back’s situation in Rome on Sunday, explaining the chance of his current loan deal being extended ‘isn’t to be excluded’.

A lot will depend on how Davide Zappacosta fares once he fully returns from his injury until the end of the campaign, and we’ll see more about that in around three weeks.

Over in London, it’s stated Chelsea have ‘nothing against leaving him in Rome’, while the defender, whom Paulo Fonseca ‘considers the starter on the right-hand side’, is ‘pushing to stay’.

That means there is an excellent opportunity Davide Zappacosta could remain in Serie A next year, and with a contract at Stamford Bridge until 2022, he may never return to London.

After all, if he stays injury-free next year, there’s a good chance someone will want to buy him as he’ll only have a campaign left on his deal.