Chelsea fans noticed Leandro Paredes' Twitter activity ahead of reported transfer

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Chelsea are on the look out for a new midfielder after Cesc Fabregas' departure.

After spending four-and-a-half years at Stamford Bridge, the Spaniard took the decision to sign for AS Monaco and left a hole in Chelsea's midfield ranks as a result.

Although the presence of Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Mateo Kovacic and Ross Barkley suggests that Chelsea have ample back-up, it seems the club are on the brink of making a new signing.

The Telegraph reported this week that Chelsea have agreed deals with both Zenit St. Petersburg's Leandro Paredes and Cagliari's Nicolo Barella.

And when the ink dried on Fabregas' new contract in Ligue 1, Evening Standard journalist Simon Johnson tweeted this update: "His departure should also mean new #cfc signing is imminent.

Chelsea closing in on new midfielder

"I've been off today but #Paredes seemed closer than #Barella last night."

So, it seems Chelsea are much closer to signing Paredes than Barella, a decision that will be welcomed by the majority of supporters who have been encouraging that very call.

Paredes is the more experienced of the two players and is looking for his major breakthrough after spending time with Boca Juniors, AS Roma and the Argentinean national team.

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Paredes' Twitter activity

However, two days on from Fabregas' exit, and there have been very few updates on Paredes, making Chelsea fans wonder whether the deal will actually be completed.

Well, it seems supporters can relax a little after Paredes himself seemed to give an indication that he will be signing for the Premier League club.

That's because fans spotted that Paredes had decided to re-tweet a post saying that Chelsea should him, not Barella, and with a compilation video of him attached to it.

The title of the compilation video? 'Leandro Paredes - Welcome to Chelsea | Best skills and goals 2018/19.'

Not only that but over 15 hours since re-tweeting the post, he still hasn't taken it down. Check out the post and the reaction below: 


Check out the rest of the reaction here.

Football players certainly aren't immune to making mistakes with their Twitter activity, but the specificity of this tweet and the fact Paredes hasn't rectified the decision is telling.

And with journalists claiming that a transfer could take place in a matter of days, perhaps the 24-year-old is so confident about signing that he's happy to drop hints on Twitter.

It's not exactly ideal for Barella, though, who probably won't appreciate the Twitter activity nor Chelsea's decision if he was enthusiastic about a move to the Premier League. 

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Nevertheless, it seems Chelsea fans can feel pretty confidence that Paredes will be signing for them sooner rather than later.

If not, Paredes is either massively overconfident or seriously needs to check his Twitter more often.

Who would you rather signed for Chelsea - Paredes or Barella? Have your say in the comments section below.

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