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PSG fend off Chelsea to snap up €45m Paredes from Zenit


Paris Saint-Germain have fended off rival interest from the likes of Chelsea to snap up Leandro Paredes from Zenit St Petersburg on a deal through to 2023.


Those at Stamford Bridge were reluctant to match that bid, leaving the path clear for the Argentina international to head for Parc des Princes.


Both Chelsea and PSG had identified Paredes as a top target as respective bosses Maurizio Sarri and Thomas Tuchel require midfield reinforcements.


Paredes has now arrived to bolster the ranks at PSG, with the South American telling the club’s official website : “I’m very proud to be joining Paris Saint-Germain.


“After my previous experiences in Italy and Russia, I now have this fantastic opportunity, not only to discover a new league, but above all one to wear one the most prestigious club jerseys in the world.


“Leandro brings with him the traditional strengths of Argentinian football - a fighting spirit and excellent technical skills.






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