KN96*: *ReportsPSG & Chelsea in Battle to Sign Paredes*
Leandro Paredes is keen on a move to either Paris Saint-Germain or Chelsea and has agreed with both clubs on the terms of a proposed move but Zenit are holding firm on a fee of around €40m (£36m/$46m), as per reports.
PSG have long held an interest in the Argentina international, who emerged as a Chelsea target this month when Cesc Fabregas left the club on a free transfer to join Monaco.
As reported earlier in the week, Zenit are yet to allow talks between Chelsea and their player over around a €10m (£9m/$11m) difference in valution of him.
The Premier League club's initial approach for 24-year-old was €30m (£27m/$34m), but there is caution over Zenit's position to encourage a bidding war.
Maurizio Sarri was once again clear ahead of his side's match away at Arsenal that he would like to see a replacement come in for Fabregas.
“You know my opinion about the replacement of Cesc," Sarri said.
"We need a replacement, in my opinion. Marina knows very well my opinion. So I'm not frustrated at the moment.”