Barcelona coach opens the door for Man United’s £22m transfer swoop for Pedro

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Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has insisted that while he does not want any of his players to leave the Camp Nou this summer, some may do so via their fee-release clause.

Speaking to Marca in the wake of Barca’s friendly defeat to Chelsea, the manager revealed that some of his players may depart…but only if their release clauses are met.

“We’ve already said that we don’t want to sell,” he began, as reported by the Spanish source.

“Anyone who wants to leave will have to do so through their release clauses.”

The manager’s comments must be considered in the context of Manchester United’s pursuit of Pedro, with Enrique apparently confirming that the forward could still leave should Louis van Gaal opt to meet his buy-out clause.

The Red Devils have already entered negotiations to bring the forward to Old Trafford, although while they are understood to be keen on bringing the Spaniard to England on an £18 million [Independent], they may now have to pay more.

Pedro’s release clause stands at £22 million [Daily Mail], meaning that this is the fee van Gaal will have to meet in order to bring the versatile attacker to the Premier League.

The international has reportedly grown frustrated with life at the Camp Nou, and is unhappy with having to play second fiddle to the star-studded forward line of Neymar, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez [Marca via the Independent].

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Despite having won the World Cup with Spain, the 28-year-old only managed 15 starts in La Liga last term, due to the intense competition in the Barca squad.

Chelsea have also been linked to his signature [Express].

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