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Leandro Paredes may have just accidentally let the cat out of the bag as far as his rumoured move to Chelsea is concerned.
The Zenit midfielder has retweeted a video entitled ‘Leandro Paredes – Welcome to Chelsea’.
That RT has been up for nearly four hours now which we all know is a lifetime on Football Twitter.
Chelsea have reportedly reached an agreement to sign Zenit St-Petersburg midfielder Paredes this month.
The Blues are shopping for a replacement for Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas, who recently joined French League side AS Monaco.
Paredes, who has started each of the 15 league games in which he has featured for Zenit this season, and only missing out twice through suspension. The Argentina international also spent time in Serie A previously, playing for Chievo, Roma and Empoli before moving to Russia in July 2017.
He has a better record in front of goal, too, scoring three goals in the Russian Premier League with two assists, compared to just the one goal and no assists from Barella, who says he is proud to be linked with big clubs, including Manchester United and Arsenal as well as Chelsea.
In an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport in September, he said: “The interest from big clubs is pleasing, and makes me proud. It means I’m doing the right things.”