Chelsea defender Davide Zappacosta is reportedly being eyed by Inter Milan this summer.

According to Tuttomercatoweb, the Serie A club are on the search for a right-back and their new manager Antonio Conte has two men on his shortlist.

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It is understood that Paris Saint-Germain’s Thomas Meunier is a priority target, but Blues full-back Zappacosta is also being considered.

Ex-Chelsea boss Conte signed Zappacosta for £23million (Mirror) when he was in charge at Stamford Bridge and it seems a reunion could be on the cards at the San Siro.

Chelsea should be open to interest in their Italian defender and would be lucky to make the money back on him.

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He made jut 17 appearances across all competitions this campaign and isn’t quite at the level required to nail down a permanent spot in the team.

The right-back was unable to apply any pressure on teammate Cesar Azpilicueta for a spot in the team, which resulted in the latter playing most games and suffering from tiredness.

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The Blues should try offload Zappacosta if they can and they have an ideal replacement already in their ranks.

Reece James, 19, has returned from a brilliant loan spell with Wigan Athletic and would make a far better understudy at right-back next season in the first team than Zappacosta.

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