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Chelsea are reportedly closing in on an impressive £63m double Argentine swoop

Chelsea are close to completing an impressive double deal as a Zenit St. Petersburg midfielder  Leandro Paredes is set to join the club, according to the Express.

The 24-year-old will sign for £31million and is Maurizio Sarri’s replacement Cesc Fabregas, who joined Monaco last week.

Paredes cost Zenit £24m last year and was apparently Chelsea’s back-up option after they failed to persuade Cagliari to sell Nicola Barella.

Meanwhile, The Telegraph stated on Thursday that Chelsea would complete the signing of Gonzalo Higuain to Stamford Bridge imminently, with a medical set for the next 48 hours.

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