Paris Saint-Germain in talks to sign Leandro Paredes
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 25/01/19 1:42pm
Paris Saint-Germain are in negotiations to sign Leandro Paredes from Zenit Saint Petersburg, Sky Sports News understands.
The Ligue 1 champions have made a bid in the region of £31m for the midfielder, according to Sky in Italy.
Chelsea have been in talks to sign Paredes as a replacement for Cesc Fabregas, who joined Monaco earlier this month.
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The Argentina international previously played for Serie A sides Chievo, Roma and Empoli before making a £24m move to Russia in July 2017.
Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella is also on Chelsea's shortlist as they target a move for a central midfielder, according to Sky sources.
The 21-year-old Italy international, who is under contract at the Serie A side until 2022, could cost Chelsea as much as £45m.
Elsewhere, Chelsea have agreed a deal with Juventus to sign striker Gonzalo Higuain on loan until the end of the season, according to Sky in Italy.