Chelsea will try to hijack Barcelona’s Pedro move to Manchester United.
After the horror season start José Mourinho is ready to revamp his squad and would like to add the Spanish winger to his attack: Pedro was set to join Man United after executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward flew to Barcelona for further meeting last Monday.
Red Devils are still confident the deal will be closed once the structure of payments is agreed.
Anyway, Chelsea are now in need of another player to improve the squad that last season secured Premier League title and League Cup, after dismissing their interest in Pedro early in the summer, now owner Roman Abramovich seems keen on signing the Spanish forward.
Pedro knows his adventure at Barcelona is finished: despite being one of the most decisive men in these past five years, he never got the credit he deserved and was seen isolated and thoughtful in the celebration of Barcelona’s latest trophy- European Super Cup about one week ago, where he scored the winner in the extra time after a crazy game against Sevilla that ended 4-4 in the 90′- a sign the feeling with his fellow-mates and the club is not the same anymore.
The buy-out clause in Pedro’s contract is around £22m and Chelsea are now ready to fight Manchester United to sign him before the transfer window shuts.