Paris Saint-Germain sign Leandro Paredes from Zenit Saint Petersburg
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 29/01/19 9:26am
Paris Saint-Germain have signed Leandro Paredes from Zenit Saint Petersburg.
Chelsea were interested in Paredes as a replacement for Cesc Fabregas, who left for Monaco earlier this month.
The Argentina midfielder has been in Paris finalising the deal since the weekend with the fee agreed around £35m.
The 24-year-old has been playing for the Russian club since the summer of 2017, having previously represented Boca Juniors, Chievo, Roma and Empoli.
He has been capped nine times by Argentina since his debut in 2017.
Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella was also on Chelsea's shortlist with Maurizio Sarri making it clear he needed another defensive midfielder in his squad.