Manchester United have been told that there is one easy way to resolve the Pedro transfer saga - by paying his €30 million release clause.
The Spanish international could be on his way out of the Nou Camp despite the fact he recently agreed a new contract with the Catalan giants after seeing his game time dwindle last season following the arrival of Luis Suarez.
The Red Devils are about to announce the departure of club record signing Angel di Maria to Paris Saint-Germain and Pedro is viewed as the ideal replacement.
As it stands Manchester United have had one offer of £22 million rejected by Barcelona according to TalkSPORT, and Spanish football expert Graham Hunter says the deal can be done in seconds - if the Red Devils come up with the cash.
He said: "Barcelona are very, very, very clear. Give us £30m and you can take him.
Hunter went on to claim that the Red Devils already have an agreement in place with Pedro, who managed six goals in 35 La Liga appearances last term, and that the deal could well go ahead soon with the opening game of the season against Tottenham on the horizon.
He explained: “Of course, Manchester United and Pedro have reached an agreement so it’s just a matter for United to pay the £30m and I wouldn’t be surprised if they do.”
So far the Red Devils have splashed around £80 million on five new players; Bastian Schweinsteiger, Matteo Darmian, Morgan Schneiderlin, Sergio Romero and Memphis Depay. They remain in the hunt for a new defender having missed out on Sergio Ramos, and Everton's John Stones could be the man.
Let's face it - pretty much everyone knows that Di Maria is off and Pedro is his replacement, so why Manchester United are procrastinating over a few million pounds is a mystery.
The Spaniard is a solid and at times spectacular so is by no means a massive downgrade, however he lacks the star appeal of the man he is replacing.
Will it work out? It seems it doesn't necessarily matter if you have the talent when it comes to Van Gaal but instead attitude is key, and Pedro seems as though he's the type of player to commit to a cause.