Fiorentina set sights on Zappacosta

Fiorentina have set their sights on Chelsea full-back Davide Zappacosta, who revitalised his career on loan at Genoa.

The 29-year-old right-back can play in a four-man defence or on the right of a five-man midfield.

Inter have also been linked with a potential summer swoop for Zappacosta following Achraf Hakimi’s sale to Paris Saint-Germain.

However, their preferred candidate is Hector Bellerin of Arsenal.

Now claim that Zappacosta could end up back in Serie A anyway for Fiorentina.

The Viola’s new coach Vincenzo Italiano favours a 4-3-3 formation and would appreciate someone of Zappacosta’s experience.

His career has recently been railroaded by injury problems after he left Torino for €25m to join Chelsea in 2017.

He had loan spells at Roma and Genoa, impressing last season with four goals and two assists in 25 Serie A appearances for the Grifone.

Fiorentina need someone on the right, because Pol Lirola is in talks for a permanent move to Olympique Marseille, where he already spent last season on loan.