A phone call from Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho followed by a consultation with fellow Spaniard & ex Barcelona player Cesc Fabregas seems to have convinced Pedro to join the English side, either this summer or during the winter transfer window!
A complete u-turn in the situation as the Barcelona man had signed a four-year contract extension last month only.
Chelsea will supposedly meet his release clause of £21.5m, a number which has been slashed severely by Barcelona, who had put a release clause of £107million while extending his contract in June.
Sport claims it’s a hopeless situation for Pedro as the winger will probably never replace any of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar in Barcelona attack and will only be considered as a squad player
If the Chelsea move does go through, it will be the first adventure outside of Spain for Pedro, since his debut for Barcelona the age of 17.
Fyi Chelsea fans, Diario Sport were one of the first papers to report on Arda Turan’s deal with Barcelona.