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Chelsea to conclude midfield maestro deal

Timothy Aiyeku

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It has been reported that English Premier League outfit Chelsea are closing in on a deal for Zenit St. Petersburg star midfielder Leandro Paredes and could have the deal completed in coming days.

Leandro Paredes’ name has just begun to ring after his link with the West London side as he was earlier not a popular name with the Blues keen on his signature.

The West London side have list Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas who has joined French Ligue 1 outfit Monaco and they seek to replace him.

Leandro Paredes has been described as a perfect replacement for the former Barcelona and Arsenal player.

He is known to have perfect positioning and has the aggression to protect the team at the middle in addition to having the ability to link the defence with the attack with his acute passes.

Leandro Paredes has so far won 38 tackles and made 24 interceptions for his Russian side which is a major factor that has attracted the Blues side to wanting to secure his signature.

It is therefore not sure if an agreement for Leandro Paredes would be reached knowing that his side are not ready to part ways with him at the moment.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.