Barcelona decide stance on Arsenal or Liverpool Pedro bids

Nou Camp

Arsenal and Liverpool will be knocked back in any advances they make for Pedro this summer, Spanish sources understand.

Barcelona forward Pedro stated last week he did not know what his future holds, with regard to Barcelona, leading to talk Liverpool and Arsenal could renew interest.

"I don't know what will happen with my future. When something has to be decided I will talk to the club and see what happens."

Currently on international duty with Spain at the World Cup, there is clearly no immediate rush for the player, but his club have decided what action to take should bids for his services be submitted.

Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo report: "They are not listening to offers, although they know the interest of teams in England (Liverpool and Arsenal), France (PSG) and Italy (Roma).The intention of the club is to start working on renewal from September."

Landing the Barcelona man was always a long shot for either team, but a line in the paper's report offers a small element of hope, stating that Pedro himself wants his scenario to change.

This means he wants either an increased role at Barcelona under new manager Luis Enrique, or he will at least consider his options.

With a contract expiring in 2016, this next negotiation is his most important of his career.

Player and club will sit down to negotiate after the summer transfer window, with the likelihood of a deal this summer off the table with Barcelona refusing to consider offers.

As his deal runs down however, if an agreement can't be reached, then next summer Barcelona may not be in the same position of power when there will be only 12 months remaining.

 

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch