Barcelona's technical secretary Robert Fernandez has confirmed that Pedro Rodriguez can leave the club for €30million, but also revealed that they have yet to receive a suitable offer for the Spain international.
That goes against a number of reports that claim Manchester United are closing in on Pedro's signature. Ed Woodward supposedly flew to Spain on Tuesday to thrash out a
There does appear to be intention from Louis van Gaal to sign the winger, but Barcelona do not want to sell and Fernandez has made it clear that the Red Devils must make an offer they are contractually obliged to accept.
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Fernandez says Luis Enrique is desperate to keep the 28-year-old at the Nou Camp, but also accepts there is a big risk that he could choose to leave should a club agree to pay €30m.
"You know the situation," he said, according to ESPN. "[Pedro] has a release clause of €30m, and we are waiting for someone to make the offer. His performance level is fantastic and the coach and we like him. We do not want him to go, but we know this is a risky situation, and we have to wait."
"We will remain firm on the clause, but I say again that I have my doubts that this will happen," he said. "In fact at the moment we are not thinking about the possibility of Pedro leaving."
Having received a reported €60m for Di Maria, Van Gaal could easily meet the asking price for Pedro and still have change to spare.
The Dutchman has shown little or no hesitation to spend since arriving at Old Trafford last summer and has already invested over £250m in building this squad.
Pedro would become his sixth signing of the current window following Memphis Depay, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Morgan Schneiderlin, Matteo Darmian and Sergio Roberto.
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