Chelsea transfer news: Leandro Paredes agrees contract with Blues

Chelsea are on the hunt for a replacement for Cesc Fabregas, who was sold to Monaco for £10million on Friday.

Zenit St-Petersberg midfielder Paredes had been high on Chelsea’s potential candidates to replace Fabregas.

And Gazzetta dello Sport journalist Nicolo Schira has now claimed Paredes has agreed a five-year deal worth £77k per week.

“Chelsea wants to close Leandro Paredes from Zenit,” Schira tweeted.