Reported Arsenal target to give Barcelona transfer ultimatum

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Barcelona winger Pedro's representatives have given Barcelona an ultimatum as the unused sub seeks a solution before his contract expires in June 2016.

Barcelona winger Pedro's representatives seem ready to demand answers from the club, as links to Arsenal continue to grow in volume.

Antonio Sanz, one of the representatives for Pedro from the Bahia Agency recently admitted to Radio Club Tenerife that he wishes to speak with Barcelona this summer about how they intended to use the Spanish international next season, as he has seemingly disappeared from manager Luis Enrique's consciousness following the purchase of Luis Suarez last summer.

Pedro saw his minutes split with Alexis Sanchez last season before Luis Suarez's arrival this year eliminated him from the starting XI and as he enters the final year of his contract, his representatives are seeking a solution which could see the 27-year-old begrudgingly leave the Camp Nou this summer.

The star has been linked with Arsenal by the likes of the Daily Star and his future seems up the air.

"Pedro is entering the final year of his contract and it's in the club's hands, it's for them to say. His desire has always been to succeed at Barcelona and he wants to stay," Sanz told Radio Club Tenerife.

"Barcelona are in a difficult situation. They can't register any new players until January 2016, although they can still sign them. It's an anomaly and we don't know how things will play out."

Sanz went on to add that he's confused by the fact that Barcelona rejected offers from some of the top clubs in Europe last summer, only to have the winger rotting on the bench this season.

"Pedro wanted to know in summer what his role was going to be and Zubizarreta said: 'Pedro isn't for sale.' He said it clearly and Barcelona rejected every offer for him.

"Yet he didn't play much against City or Madrid. In past years he was irreplaceable. This season, with the presence of Suarez, Messi and Neymar, the manager is opting for them. He was really gutted to not get any minutes against Real Madrid."

With the growth of Cristian Tello on loan at Porto, in addition to the eventual return of Gerard Deulofeu and Denis Suarez from Sevilla, Pedro's days at the Camp Nou seem to be numbered and the Arsenal target could be on his way out for a cut-rate deal this summer.

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