Chelsea are believed to have submitted a £26.8m bid for Zenit Saint Petersburg midfielder Leandro Paredes, as they appear to discover a long-term successor the lately departed Cesc Fabregas.
Blues boss Maurizio Sarri was adamant that he would not let the Premier League legend go away the membership and not using a appropriate alternative ready in the wings, and he seems to have discovered his man with the Argentina worldwide.
The 24-year-old is famend for his slick passing and talent to dictate play, making him a pure alternative for midfield maestro Fabregas.
In accordance with the Standard, Chelsea have submitted their opening supply for Paredes, after struggling to persuade Cagliari’s Nicolo Barella to make the change from Serie A to the Premier League.
The report claims the Blues will supply Paredes round £80,000-a-week, which they hope will persuade him to spurn the chance to return to his boyhood membership, Boca Juniors.
Regardless of having Ross Barkley and Ruben Loftus-Cheek ready within the wings, in addition to Ethan Ampadu, Sarri is of the assumption that none of those choices can replicate Fabregas’ skills, and is eager to recruit a brand new backup to Jorginho. Paredes has been with Zenit since 2017, when he joined the membership in a £24m deal from Roma.
It actually seems to be a busy month for the Blues, with Sarri intent on bringing in a brand new midfielder, and ideally a brand new striker.
With Álvaro Morata seemingly unable to hit a barn door, the membership are on the hunt for a brand new frontman and want to bring in Juventus’ Gonzalo Higauín on a short-term mortgage within the coming days.
In the meantime, Bournemouth are believed to have issued Chelsea a hands-off warning over their pursuit of their striker Callum Wilson, with the Cherries reportedly demanding an astonishing £75m for his providers.
Such a proposal would make the 26-year-old the most costly English participant of all time, eclipsing Kyle Walker’s £50m transfer to Manchester Metropolis.