Pedro: I will consider my options in the summer

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Manchester United and Chelsea have received a boost in their alleged pursuit of Pedro after the Barcelona winger admitted he could leave Camp Nou at the end of the season.

The Spain international has endured a difficult campaign with the Catalan giants, making just 12 La Liga starts for Luis Enrique's side in 2014/15.

With Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez the Barca coach's preferred attacking triumvirate the 27-year-old has been forced to settle for a bit-part role, which could prompt him to seek a new challenge in the summer.

"I am going through a difficult period," Pedro was quoted by saying in an interview with BeIn Sports. "It is clear that I am having a tough time to find a place in the team at the moment.

"I have had few chances to play this season. I will consider my options in the summer and will then talk with the club to discuss my future.

"But I am focused on Barcelona for now and keen to play my part. I must wait for my chance and take it when it comes."

News of Pedro's unrest will come as a boost to Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho after both Premier League bosses were credited with an interest in acquiring the wide-man's signature by Spanish publication AS earlier this month.

The Spaniard is under contract at Barcelona until 2016, so if they want to ascertain a decent amount of money then they'll probably need to sell him this summer. However, given the fact the club is banned from signing any players until their transfer ban is lifted they might want too retain Pedro's services until a replacement can be brought in.

Chelsea signed Pedro's former team-mate Cesc Fabregas last summer, and in light of the success he's enjoyed at Stamford Bridge it's easy to see why Mourinho would be keen to recruit from Barcelona again.

Of course, the west London club has a history of signing players from the Primera Division in recent years, with Diego Costa and Filipe Luis both joining from reigning champions Atletico Madrid last year, while new No.1 goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois enjoyed a productive three-year spell at the Vicente Calderon before returning to Chelsea ahead of the 2014/15 campaign.

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Manchester United, meanwhile, payed a British transfer record sum to bring Angel di Maria to Old Trafford from Real Madrid. The Argentina international has struggled to recapture his best form in England's top-flight, but that doesn't seem to have deterred the Red Devils from returning to Spain to sound out the potential availability of Pedro at rivals Barcelona.

Barcelona fans: Would you be happy to see Pedro leave Camp Nou this summer? Or, should Luis Enrique afford him more regular action and try to keep him at the club? Have your say below!

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