24-year-old midfielder has basically confirmed Chelsea transfer

Argentine midfielder Leandro Paredes has basically confirmed that he could be heading to Chelsea after dropping a huge transfer hint on social media.

The 24-year-old, who is currently plying his trade for Zenit St. Petersburg has been linked with the Blues over the past week and it now seems that a transfer is close to completion.

In his official Twitter account, the holding midfielder has recently retweeted a video from a fan welcoming him to Chelsea and this could be a strong indication that the Blues are on the cusp of securing his services.

The former AS Roma man is likely to act as a straight replacement for Cesc Fabregas in the Blues rank after the Spaniard made the switch to AS Monaco last week.

Meanwhile, the Argentine is likely to have a reunion of sorts at the west London side after previously playing alongside Antonio Rudiger and Emerson at the Stadio Olimpico.

No official confirmation has been made regarding a potential transfer though widespread reports indicate that the Blues will pay a sum of around £30m to pursue the midfielder.

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