At the start of March, Spain international Pedro Rodriguez gave the strongest of indications that he's unsettled at Barcelona. When speaking to Al Primer Toque after the 6-1 win against Rayo Vallecano, he revealed: "I'm experiencing a difficult situation."
Being the fourth choice behind the mighty 'MSN' trio of Messi, Suarez and Neymar, also lead Pedro to acknowledge: "Obviously it's difficult for me to get a place in the team. I've seen throughout this season the few opportunities I've had, but I just need to be patient and make the most of the ones I get."
A disappointing performance with Spain, as they lost 2-0 in the Netherlands last week, was followed by further indications from the 27-year-old that he's ready to call time on his stay at Barcelona, when he pointed out: "It's tough to get into your playing rhythm, when you've only played a few minutes." Clearly referring to his lack of game time at the Camp Nou.
The strongest bids for Pedro could, however, come from Italy. Acknowledging that Juventus are already keen, according to Sport on Saturday, Inter Milan are possibly already a step ahead of everyone else in attempting to capture the forward this summer.
The report in Sport suggests that a firm enquiry has already been made, with Inter Milan sporting director Piero Ausilio having met and held talks with Barcelona international football director Ariedo Braida just ahead of the Champions League match between the Catalan giants and Manchester City in March.
It is also explained that Inter Milan have been discreetly talking with the advisers of Pedro, sounding out his thoughts about making the move to Italy, with current indications hinting that he would prefer to choose between a switch to Italy or England, rather than France.