The 2021 window has been no different from previous years, except for the ripple effects stemming from the coronavirus pandemic - which has prevented most clubsides from splashing out unnecessary cash (except you are PSG or Manchester City). It has been filled with unexpected movements, ridiculous transfer sums and some deals falling through (in the case of Harry Kane).
Manchester United defeated Atalanta in their UEFA Champions League match day 3 encounter at Old Trafford. The red devils came from two goals down to win their visitors by 3:2. The visitors took an early lead through a controversial offside goal within 15 minutes of play. The fans thought the video assistant referee would cancel the goal after review, but the goal was given to the Atalanta.
Manchester City could sign Arsenal striker before the summer transfer market closes Manchester City could make a shock late move to secure the signature of Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this summer. The English Premier league club are in the market for a striker, with Tottenham Hotspur's player Harry Kane their top target.
The Blues kicked off their 2021-22 campaign with a stunning two consecutive victory over Crystal Palace and their fierce London rivals Arsenal, With Thomas Tuchel still in the transfer market in search for a central defender. The west London side have completed and announce two official deals as the clock keeps ticking for the deadline of the transfer window.
The Italian based club Atalanta have completed the signing of Chelsea and Italy full back Davide Zappacosta for an undisclosed fee. The departure of the newly signed Atalanta full back Davide Zappacosta was posted on Fabrizio Romano's official Facebook page. Here is what Fabrizio Romano posted on his official Facebook page;
Chelsea had a clear plan for the recently concluded transfer window. Sign a ready-made striker, a cover for the defensive midfield department and sell most of the underperforming players. All three objectives were carried out as Chelsea signed Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan for 97 million pounds, Saul Niguez was signed on loan from Atletico Madrid on deadline day and the likes of Marc Guehi, Tino Livramento, Tammy Abraham, Davide Zappacosta, and Kurt Zouma were sold.
The European football governing body popularly known as UEFA has today reacted after Chelsea star, Davide Zappacosta finally made his move to Italian Serie A club on a permanent transfer this summer. Davide Zappacosta made his return to his homeland as he signed for Atalanta where he plied his trade between the period of 2014 and 2015.
Romelu Lukaku has revealed that it wasn't until Chelsea made their third offer to Inter that he reconsidered his decision to return to his old club. Under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the Belgium international had a rough time at Manchester United, as he was judged incompatible with the type of game he was attempting to install at Old Trafford.
Chelsea's summer transfer business was arguably the best among the Premier League clubs. Two important positions (striker and defensive midfielder) were filled and a profit of about 30 million pounds was made after-sales. Having signed Romelu Lukaku for 97 million pounds and Saul Niguez on loan with an option to buy deal, Chelsea was able to make key sales from players like Marc Guehi, Tino Livramento, Tammy Abraham, Kurt Zouma, and Davide Zappacosta.
Chelsea has been very much active in this Summer's transfer window with additions and departures being made at Stamford Bridge. Just last week, the Blues announced the return of Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan for a fee believed to be around £100m, and the striker has kicked the ground running already
According to Atalanta on Twitter, Chelsea's defender Davide Zappacosta has officially joined the Italian club on a permanent deal. Davide Zappacosta is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a right-back for Atalanta and the Italian national team. On 31 August 2017, he was sold to Chelsea for a reported fee of €28 million-plus bonuses.
Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has confirmed the exit of defender from the club. The German tactician replaced Frank Lampard as manager of Chelsea in January. Tuchel guided Chelsea to finish fourth in the Premier League table last season. Chelsea also defeated Manchester City 1-0 in the final of the UEFA Champions League after Kai Havertz scored the only goal of the game just before the half time break.
Davide Zappacosta has today completed a permanent transfer move from Chelsea to Atalanta. The Italian right-back spent last season out on loan with Genoa and featured heavily for them as they finish 11th on the Serie A table before returning to Chelsea this summer. But given Tuchel favors Azpiliquata and Reece Jame as his right-backs, Chelsea has allowed him to return to his former club this summer after spending 4 seasons with the Stamford Bridge club.
Chelsea are close to completing a loan agreement with AC Milan for Tiemoue Bakayoko, with the option to buy, while Davide Zappacosta is close to completing a permanent move to Atalanta. Milan identified Bakayoko as a summer target back in June, when Sky Sports News reported the Serie A club also wanted Chelsea pair Olivier Giroud and Hakim Ziyech.
Cristiano Ronaldo proved to be the Champions League hero once again as Manchester United produced a thrilling second-half comeback to clinch a 3-2 win over Atalanta at Old Trafford on Wednesday night. The hosts would have been hoping for a fast start having been so poor in the 4-2 defeat to Leicester City at the weekend, yet found themselves a goal down inside just 15 minutes as Mario Pasalic tapped home, after a simple pullback from former Chelsea man Davide Zappacosta.
French Defender Agrees On Personal Terms With Chelsea. French International has reportedly agreed on personal terms with London based club Chelsea as he is most likely to leave Sevilla this summer. The 22-year-old is prepared and ready to join Chelsea this season if both teams eventually reach an agreement on his price fee.
Photo courtesy of Getty Images Atalanta and Chelsea have struck a deal for the transfer of right-back Davide Zappacosta, according to Gianluca Di Marzio. Chelsea football club will get €10 million for the 29-year-old right-back, according to the report. Photo Credit: Reuters Davide Zappacosta will arrive in Italy on Monday for his medical exams, which are scheduled for Tuesday.
Chelsea have confirmed the departure of Davide Zappacosta, who has signed up with Atalanta in a permanent deal. The defender signed for the Blues back in 2017 and has actually given that gone on to make 52 appearances in all competitions. His current Chelsea profession has been invested in loan with Zappacosta joining Roma for the 2019/20 project prior to spending last season at Genoa.
Chelsea Wing back , Davide Zappacosta has been officially announced to join Atalanta after an excellent performance in Stamford bridge. The 29 year Man who was signed from Torino for £24m on transfer deadline day in August, 2017 made an impact in Stamford bridge with his debut as a substitute in a win against Leicester city Early September 2017. he scored a spectacular goal at home a few days later on his first start, finding the Qarabag net in the Champions League from out wide after a storming run down the wing.
According to recent reports, Chelsea's superstar, Davide Zappacosta has officially been confirmed as an Atalanta player on a permanent transfer from Stamford bridge, returning to the club where he started. Zappacosta had his Medicals with the Atlanta medical department earlier today according to reports, sealing a €10m deal after the Series A club swooped in to beat fellow Italian side, Fiorentina, who had only been prepared to sign him on loan with the option to buy but we're ready to go all out to sign him.