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Pedro: Barcelona forward hands Manchester United £22m transfer DEADLINE

Barcelona‘s Pedro Rodriguez has warned Manchester United that if a deal is not wrapped up within 72 hours, it’s off.

According to Mundo Deportivo, the Spaniard has told Louis van Gaal, the Red Devils manager, that if a deal isn’t finalised within the next two to three days, he’ll turn his focus to the new La Liga BBVA season.

The Spanish newspaper suggest that Pedro is keen on swapping the Camp Nou for Old Trafford, but is concerned that with a transfer having not yet been completed following weeks of speculation, that United may not be committed to wanting his signature.

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Ed Woodward, United chief executive, is said to have travelled to Catalunya on Monday to thrash out the final details for the forward’s move to Manchester, but a fee continues to prove problematic.

Woodward is willing to offer €25million (£17.6m) for his signature, yet Barca chiefs are adamant that his €30million (£21.1m) release-clause must be met.

And it is such ongoing negotiations that are beginning to frustrate Pedro, and have resulted in his 72 hour ultimatum to the Premier League heavyweights.

Louis van Gaal is also rumoured to be irritated, believing that the funds to meet his buyout clause are available following the offloading of Angel Di Maria to Paris Saint-Germain and Robin van Persie to Fenerbahce.

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