Lazio could turn to 'Plan B' target Davide Zappacosta in January

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Chelsea defender Davide Zappacosta has failed to make an impression under Maurizio Sarri, and he could get the chance to leave Stamford Bridge next month.

The Italian faces stiff competition from Cesar Azpilicueta, and it is very unlikely that he will be given the nod anytime soon.

According to the Mirror, if Serie A outfit Lazio can't get their hands on Matteo Darmian of Manchester United, then they will turn to the Chelsea defender.

He was acquired on Deadline Day under Antonio Conte but has never cemented a starting spot at Stamford Bridge.

The report states that Lazio have been monitoring the situation and could be tempted to make a move.

The 26-year-old was purchased for £22 million, however it may be time for Chelsea to cut their losses.