Chelsea winger Pedro is reportedly keen on quitting the club this summer, with a return to Spain high on his priority list ahead of the new season.
The 29-year-old enjoyed a positive start to life in the Premier League, but he endured a disappointing campaign overall with just eight goals in 40 appearances.
In turn, according to Sport, he is considering leaving the Blues after just one season and is hopeful of a return to Spain.
It was a difficult season across the board for Chelsea as they eventually finished in 10th place in the league, with Jose Mourinho being sacked in December too.
Many of the club’s top stars underperformed, and so it would certainly have been difficult for Pedro to settle and contribute all he had to offer last year.
It’s added in the report that Antonio Conte could be open to allowing an exit for the Spaniard, although it would seemingly be a blow for the Italian tactician, as Pedro would arguably have had a key role to play for him this year given his characteristics.
The former Barcelona man is tireless off the ball and has the pace, movement and goalscoring ability to be a threat in the final third, combining two key aspects of what Conte looks for in his wide players.
Nevertheless, Valencia are said to be leading the race to convince him to return to La Liga, while Atletico Madrid are reportedly admirers of the former Barcelona man too.
It remains to be seen whether or not Pedro secures a return home this summer, but if he does, then Chelsea will be expected to act to bring in more new faces, although Juan Cuadrado’s return will of course be a boost for Conte.