By Billy Hawkins
13th January 2019,
Updated: 13th January 2019,
Leandro Paredes appears to have hinted at a January move to Chelsea by retweeting a ‘Welcome to Chelsea’ video on social media website Twitter.
Paredes, the midfielder, has been linked with a switch to Stamford Bridge following thedeparture of Cesc Fabregasto Monaco.
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri wants to bring in a new midfielder to cover for the loss of the Spaniard, andParedesis on the club’s shortlist alongside Nicolo Barella, the Cagliari and Italy star.
Adeal for Paredes is believed to be the more likelyas Cagliari are unwilling to cash in on their prized asset midway through a season, and the player himself appears to have hinted he will join the Blues.
Paredes, who currently represents Zenit Saint Petersburg, retweeted a ‘Welcome to Chelsea’ video which was shared when someone responded to the question: ‘Nicolo Barella or Leandro Paredes?’
Should Paredes sign for Chelsea, he could be joined at Stamford Bridge by Argentina team-mate Gonzalo Higuain.
Higuain hasmade it clear he wants to leave Milanamid interest in the forward from Chelsea, with the Blues exploring the possibility of signing the 31-year-old from Juventus, his parent club.