- Argentine star Leandro Paredes could be on his way to Stamford Bridge this month after agreeing personal terms with the club
- The 24-year-old has been tipped as quality replacement for former Blues star Cesc Fabregas who recently joined Monaco
- Chelsea are still hoping to sign a prolific striker as the coach set to bolster his side's attack
Premier League giants Chelsea have reportedly reached an agreement to sign Zenit St-Petersburg midfielder Leandro Paredes this month.
The Blues are shopping for a replacement for Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas, who recently joined French League side AS Monaco.
Paredes according to Daily Star has however been identified by coach Maurizio Sarri as one of the players who can fill the void left by the former Arsenal and Barcelona star.
The Argentine has not done badly in the Russian Premier League, scoring three times and assisting two others in 15 topflight appearances.
He however sparked up speculation about his move to the EPL by sharing a video entitled ‘Welcome to Chelsea’ on Twitter.
Daily Star quoting La Gazette dello Sport journalist Nicolo Schira reports that Chelsea are waiting on the club to accept a €30m (£26.8m) offer before the deal can be completed.
Schira tweeted: “Chelsea wants to close Leandro Paredes from Zenit.
“Marina Granovskaia has offered €30 million for him and awaits an answer. He wants to leave from Russia: agreement to sign a contract until 2023 (€4.5 million per year).”
Parades has scored a total of ten goals in 61 appearances for Zenit since he joined them from Italian League side AS Roma in 2017.
Meanwhile, some Chelsea fans have begun to react wildly to the video shared by Paredes on social media saying: “Welcome to Chelsea FC fella,” one fan wrote on Twitter.
A second said: “Welcome to Chelsea boss.” While a third added: “Looks like we have gotten our Fabregas replacement.”
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Bournemouth have informed Chelsea to pay a huge sum of £75 million for England international Callum Wilson this month.
The 20-year-old has been in superb form foe the Cherries this campaign, scoring nine goals and assisting five others after 20 round of Premier League matches.
According to Tribal Football quoting Daily Star, the amount is 25 times the prize they paid when signing him from Coventry for Wilson in July 2014.