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Chelsea were interested in Paredes as a replacement for Cesc Fabregas, who left for Monaco earlier this month.
Cesc Fabregas is set for his home debut as a Monaco player, while Paris Saint-Germain look for revenge against their recent Cup conquerors Guingamp in Ligue 1 on Saturday.
Thierry Henry renews acquaintances with former France and Arsenal team-mate Patrick Vieira on Wednesday when Monaco face Nice as part of a rearranged batch of midweek fixtures in Ligue 1.
Chelsea have slapped a huge, £100 million price tag on star player and Belgium captain Eden Hazard if he wants to join Real Madrid, according to reports.
Cesc Fabregas got off to a positive start in his debut for struggling Ligue 1 side Monaco after his side gained a hard-fought 1-1 draw with Marseille at a tumultuous Stade Velodrome on Sunday.
Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe scored as Paris Saint-Germain responded to their shock midweek League Cup defeat by claiming a 3-0 win at Amiens on Saturday to move 13 points clear at the Ligue 1 summit.
Maurizio Sarri insisted on Monday that Chelsea must replace Cesc Fabregas as the veteran midfielder looks set to leave the Premier League outfit for Thierry Henry’s Monaco.
Premier League champions Manchester City began their FA Cup campaign with a 7-0 thrashing of Rotherham on Sunday but Fulham, battling to avoid relegation from the Premier League, were beaten 2-1 by fourth-tier Oldham.
Cesc Fabregas believes his technical quality has never abated even if he has begun to lose "sharpness", with the midfielder expected to leave Chelsea for Monaco.
Cesc Fabregas is set to make his final appearance for Chelsea against Nottingham Forest, according to Sky Sports.
Football clubs are "not ready" to effectively harness the work of sports psychologists, according to Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri.
The 31-year-old Spaniard’s current deal expires next summer but Blues coach Maurizio Sarri wants the hierarchy to give the midfielder an extension for at least another 12 months.
Belgian playmaker Eden Hazard must make up his mind whether he wishes to commit to Chelsea and extend his contract worth a rumoured £350,000 ($450,000) a week, the club’s manager Maurizio Sarri said.
Hundreds of demonstrators, in defiance of a ban of protests, rallied in the Algerian capital against a bid by ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika for a fifth term in office.
The Director of Strategic Communications for the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Rivers State, Tonye Cole, Prince Tonye Princewill, has expressed dissatisfaction with the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Yakubu Mahmood, over the claim that all court judgments have been obeyed by the electoral umpire as regards the state.
The police in Kano on Friday ‘invited’ a member of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin, over his alleged role in a bloody clash between members of the PDP and APC in Bebeji Local Government Area.
Head of the ECOWAS Election Observetion Mission (EOM), former Liberia’s President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has urged Nigerians, particularly the political class, to sustain the peace that characterised the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections and also conduct themselves according to the laws of the land as they go to the polls Saturday.
An unidentified police inspector was arrested on Thursday at a hotel in Ewet Housing Estate for aiding some people to brand two private vehicles in police colour.
Senior figures at Chelsea have held discussions over Maurizio Sarri's future as head coach, according to a report.
PBOC’s Vice Governor, Pan Gongsheng, said on Tuesday that China would provide further support for banks’ perpetual bond issuance, including examining ways to broaden the investor base for such bonds, to help boost lending in the economy.
MFM FC forward Kabir Adewole Adeniji has expressed his appreciation to the coach of the team, Fidelis Ilechukwu, for giving him the opportunity after scoring his fourth goal of the season in their 2-0 victory over Sunshine Stars in a South-West derby at the Agege Stadium on Wednesday.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday confirmed 37 new cases of Lassa fever recorded between February 4 and February 10.
A former commissioner in the first term of Governor Kayode Fayemi in Ekiti State, Mrs Funke Owoseeni, on Thursday escaped death by a whisker as suspected assassins besieged her house located at Ijesa Isu in Ikole Local Government area of the state.