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Arsenal target Pedro signs new Barcelona contract

Barcelona have announced that Pedro Rodriguez has signed a contract extension with the Champions League finalists until 30 June 2019.

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The Spanish giants confirmed the news, via a statement on their official website, that Pedro will remain with Barca for another four seasons. His previous contract was set to expire at the end of the 2015-16 campaign.

The statement reveals that the release-clause in his new deal remains at a staggering 150 million euros.

The Daily Star earlier this week reported that the 27-year-old had been flooded with offers from a number of top clubs across Europe, including Arsenal, Manchester United and Inter Milan.

Nonetheless, it seems that the stunning season that Luis Enrique’s side has enjoyed has persuaded the Spain international to commit his future at the Camp Nou – despite his limited playing time.

Such has been the stunning form of Barca’s attacking trio, Neymar, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi, that the winger has spent much of the 2014-15 campaign on the periphery of first-team action – with 24 substitute appearances. However, lifting the La Liga trophy and the Copa del Rey, as well as the possibility of clinching the Champions League title on Saturday, may well have been key in encouraging the Spaniard to put pen to paper on a new deal.

Attention will now turn to whether the Spanish giants can tempt Dani Alves to sign a new contract.

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