This is in an effort to sign the 27-year-old ahead of Premier League rivals Liverpool and Chelsea, who also hold an interest in the player. He has a £22 million release clause in his contract, which is well within the means of all three sides.
The winger has found it difficult to break in to the Blaugranas’ starting XI, with Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi, and Neymar taking up the forward positions at the club. The recent signing of Arda Turan from Atletico Madrid could have now knocked him further down the pecking order, perhaps making a move away from the Nou Camp more enticing.
The Red Devils may have found this urgency to sign the Spain international as it looks increasingly likely that Angel Di Maria is going to join PSG in a £45.9 million [Daily Mirror]. Able to play on either wing, Pedro could be the perfect replacement for the Argentina international.
With Barcelona and United playing each other in a friendly match on Saturday, the two sides are certainly near enough to start negotiations.