Barcelona forward Luis Suarez has urged Pedro to snub transfer interest from Manchester United and fight for his place at the Nou Camp.
The winger is said to be pondering a move to the Red Devils having seen his game-time dwindle since the arrival of Suarez last summer. The 27-year-old started just 15 La Liga games last time round and has a £22 million release clause in his new contract.
Both Manchester United and Liverpool have been linked with a swoop and the latest batch of reports suggest that the former intend to activate his release clause soon.
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Despite the fact that Suarez has taken Pedro's place in Barcelona's starting line-up, the former Liverpool ace is hopeful that he will stay put for the upcoming season.
Pedro’s thing is an individual decision,” Suarez told Marca. “He’s had many years at the club, he has won many titles and his decision will be respected.
“But as a team-mate, obviously, I want Pedro to stay because of the importance that he has on a group level.”
Manchester United look short of options in attack as things stand, with Wayne Rooney their only senior forward. Pedro could arrive at Old Trafford shortly, but only if Di Maria's move to Paris Saint-Germain is confirmed.
The Argentinian international arrived at Old Trafford last year for a club record fee of £59.7 million but endured a difficult first season in the Premier League.
PSG are confident they can get a deal done and Manchester United are open to the idea of selling up, but only if they can recoup the vast majority of the cash they forked out last summer. The idea of a swap deal involving Edinson Cavani was mooted, however the striker's agent confirmed yesterday that his client intends to stay put.
Luis Suarez may have his own opinion but it is unlikely to have much sway over his future. Manchester United would be a big move for the 27-year-old and if and when Di Maria leaves there would be a first team spot open for him.
As it stands there are plenty of balls up in the air and all it takes is for PSG to come up with a big bid for DI Maria and things will start to fall into place. There's still plenty of time left in the window and this one has plenty of time still to run.
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