‘Welcome to Chelsea’ fans convinced £31m transfer is done

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Reports claim Chelsea are edging closer to a deal in signing Leandro Paredes.

Paredes dropped a huge hint on social media after the midfielder retweeted a ‘Welcome to Chelsea’ compilation video and the deal is as good as done for some fans.

Chelsea have agreed a deal with Zenit to sign Paredes as they look to replace Cesc Fabregas.

The former Arsenal midfielder was allowed to leave this week, joining Monaco for £10m, and Maurzio Sarri would like to replace him.

But the club are still debating whether to sign him or Nicola Barella this month.

Reports this morning claimed a deal for Paredes was closer than Barella and the midfielder has now dropped a hint on social media.

He retweeted a tweet to his 141,000 followers that included a ‘welcome to Chelsea video’.

Paredes would be the second player to join Chelsea this winter after Christian Pulisic completed a £58m move to Stamford Bridge earlier this month.

Zenit value Paredes at around €35million (£31.m) and it appears Chelsea are on the verge of signing the Argentina international.

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