Madrid face Paredes competition

Real Madrid face competition from Juventus for Zenit St Petersburg midfielder Leandro Paredes, according to reports.

The creative midfielder has netted five goals in 28 appearances for the Russian giants since joining from Roma last year.

Calciomercato.com states the Bianconeri are now tracking the 23-year-old and would be willing to pay the €40m asking price from Zenit.

Last month, Diario AS cited a report in Argentina-based Clarin which stated Madrid’s ‘intense interest’ and their willingness to offer €35m plus utility midfielder Matteo Kovacic for the Argentine.

Paredes has also previously played for Boca Juniors, Chievo Verona and Empoli.

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