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Pedro’s future has been the subject of intense speculation in recent weeks, with the forward being heavily linked with a move to Premier League champions Chelsea.

With the player’s fee release clause having been dropped to £21.5 million [Express], various European sides are understood to be keen on the Barcelona forward, and coach Luis Enrique has allowed the player to choose whether he remains in Catalonia or seeks his fortunes elsewhere.

Chelsea are understood to be keen on the forward, with Jose Mourinho having admitted that he is a big fan of the forward [SPORT].

The Portuguese manager admitted that Pedro’s dissatisfaction with life at the Nou Camp—due to being behind the likes of Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Neymar in the pecking order—will only increase following the club’s decision to sign Arda Turan.

The Mirror have reported that Mourinho is keen on a £20 million move for the World Cup-winning star.

There may soon be clarity on the player’s future, although Pedro is keen to wait to ask the new Barcelona president—whoever wins the presidential election—on whether he has his blessing to depart.

According to Sport [via Le 10 Sport], the forward will seek a meeting with the new president soon after the elections are concluded in order to decide his future.

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Only then will Chelsea and the like of Liverpool and Arsenal—both of whom have also been linked with a move for the forward [Telegraph]—know whether they have a chance of snaring their man.

One figure who wouldn’t be keen to see the player leave the club is Barca great Eric Abidal, who has insisted that the 27-year-old still has a pivotal role to play at the Nou Camp, according to AS [Le 10 Sport].

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