"He's a wing-back but has lost his place at Torino in the last season because the manager has gone to a back four".
Chelsea then confirmed the 25-year-old Zappacosta signed a four-year contract, becoming Chelsea's fifth signing of a hard summer transfer window.
Meanwhile, BT Sport pundit James Horncastle says the signing of the 25-year-old seems like a panic buy by the London club.More news: Apple's iPhone 8 event is confirmed for September 12
Chelsea confirmed Drinkwater was their sixth and the last signing of the summer transfer window.
Drinkwater, 27, and Zappacosta, 25, signed on Thursday night for Chelsea.
Still, with failed pursuits for the likes of Alex Sandro, Antonio Candreva and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Conte turned to raid Serie A once again with a move for Zappacosta. The Blues boss stated his desire to add more depth to his title-winning squad on a number of occasions and, after a period of intense frustration, he has finally got his wish.More news: Body of Missing Pregnant Woman Discovered Wrapped in Plastic in River
The Italian global, who joined Torino from Atalanta two years ago, made 52 appearances, enough to catch Conte's eye.
He said: "It is is a dream for me to join Chelsea and play in the Premier League".
He now becomes the 14th new face at Stamford Bridge this transfer window, with the highest-profile signings including Alvaro Morata, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Antonio Rudiger. "I hope I can show my quality to the coach, my teammates and the supporters".More news: Rex Tillerson keeps distance from Donald Trump's race row stance