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Arsenal £18m transfer target tells friends he wants Manchester United move (Video)

Barcelona star Pedro has told friends that he wants to move to Manchester United, reports the Metro.

This is despite Chelsea, Liverpool, and Arsenal also being interested in the 27-year-old [Daily Star].

The Red Devils will have to pay the Blaugranas £18-20 million if they are going to follow up this news by signing the Spain international [Marca].

The winger agreed a deal to stay with at Barca for another four years just last month [The Guardian], but this doesn’t seem to have put off the Premier League quartet.

With Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, and Neymar all at the Nou Camp, the Liga BBVA, Champions League, and Copa del Rey champions may well be open to letting him go. New signing Arda Turan could also be ahead of the Spain international in the pecking order.

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Manager Luis Enrique has revealed that he will let the player decide his own future [ESPN], which makes his desire to go to Old Trafford even more significant. However, the 45-year-old is still keen to see the wideman stay at Barca.

“Pedro’s situation is very clear — he has a contract and a buyout clause which, if paid, would see the player depart,” Enrique began.

“I don’t want any of my players to leave. I’ve always highlighted Pedro’s worth as a player and as a person.

“Pedro is an important player and I would love for him to stay just as I am delighted that [Marc] Bartra is. It’s going to be a personal decision and I will respect it.”

If anyone is able to sign Pedro he has the potential to be a great signing.

Since graduating from the fabled La Masia academy in 2008, he has made 318 appearances for the Catalan cub, scoring 98 goals. The forward also has 51 caps and 16 goals for Spain, and has won almost every possible competition for both club and country at one time or another.

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