Paris Saint-Germain close to signing Leandro Paredes

Paris Saint-Germain are close to signing Chelsea target Leandro Paredes from Zenit Saint Petersburg, according to Sky in Italy.

The midfielder is reportedly expected in Paris for a medical this afternoon, after a fee of around £35m was agreed.

Chelsea were understood to have agreed a deal in principle for the 24-year-old Argentina international earlier in the window as a replacement for Cesc Fabregas, who has joined Monaco.

Paredes joined Zenit from Roma for £20m in 2017 and scored seven goals in 43 games for the Russian side.

He’s been capped nine times by Argentina since his debut in 2017.

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