Report: Arsenal and Liverpool given price for Spain international

Pedro Rodriguez Spain

Barcelona forward Pedro Rodriguez will make the final decision on a move this summer, with Liverpool and Arsenal reportedly keen to make bids.

27-year-old Pedro Rodriguez has some pondering to do over the next few months, amidst recent speculation that he's currently unsettled at Barcelona, along with thoughts that he's weighing up plans to leave the Camp Nou this summer.

According to Metro in the last 24 hours, Arsenal are currently leading the chase for the Spain international, reportedly planning a £24.8 million swoop for a player they've been chasing for the last two years.

It is suggested that other clubs in the Premier League also remain on alert though, with continued suggestions that Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is also very keen.

It appears that despite the values being attached to the Barcelona player, if they're to sell Pedro this summer, they've already decided on a price of €20 million say Catalan outlet Sport, which works out at around £10 million less than the UK press have speculated. Just over £14.5 million instead, based on current exchange rates.

This would seem to make signing Pedro an even more appetising option for both Arsenal and Liverpool, conscious they could get a high quality player, for a very reasonable price, although they will both reportedly face competition from Italian side Juventus.

The latter might pose a particular problem this summer, if Barcelona continue to pursue their keen interest in attracting French star Paul Pogba to the Camp Nou, with the more than realistic possibility that Pedro could be used as a make-weight in such a deal.

However, it all depends on the plans and decisions of the player himself, which as yet, aren't entirely clear. Pedro has a year left on his current deal with Barcelona beyond the summer and they're apparently open to him staying, but also remain conscious he could leave after June 2016 on a free transfer.

As such, Barcelona are said to be willing to consider this much lower valuation, aware that numerous clubs will be keen to enter the fray for his capture, whilst they still reap some financial return. At this price though, Pedro would be an absolute steal for any side.

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