Chelsea FC’s pursuit of Moises Caicedo has hit a roadblock, prompting the club to consider other options, with Leandro Paredes emerging as a potential target. The Blues have been on the lookout for midfield reinforcements following the departures of N’Golo Kante, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Mason Mount, and Mateo Kovacic.
Despite a sustained interest in Brighton’s Caicedo, negotiations have failed to yield a positive outcome, as the Seagulls stand firm on their £100 million valuation of the Ecuadorian talent.
As a result, Chelsea has reportedly turned their attention to Paris Saint-Germain’s Paredes. The Argentine midfielder, who worked under Mauricio Pochettino at PSG, is in the final year of his contract and could be a cost-effective solution for the Blues.
While Paredes may not fit the typical profile of players targeted by Chelsea’s ownership team, his experience could prove invaluable in bolstering the squad.
Moreover, Chelsea is keeping an eye on several other potential midfield targets, including Conor Gallagher, Edson Alvarez from Ajax, Tyler Adams from Leeds United, Amadou Onana from Everton, and Gabri Veiga from Celta Vigo. The club’s management is actively exploring various options to strengthen their midfield ahead of the upcoming season.