Liverpool, Arsenal-linked Pedro not contacted by Mancini - agent

Pedro Rodriguez

The Barcelona star’s representative has poured cold water on claims that Inter have been in touch over a potential summer move.

With few opportunities to play this season, The Mirror have recently claimed that both Liverpool and Arsenal are ready to make a summer swoop for Barcelona fringe figure Pedro.

The Spain international is fourth-in-line in Barcelona’s attack, but has had to make do with a peripheral role due to the presence of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar for the Camp Nou side.

Spanish newspaper Sport claimed recently that Inter were ready to fight the Premier League pair for the flying winger.

However, Pedro’s agent Antonio Sanz has poured cold water on claims that Nerazzurri boss Roberto Mancini has been in touch.

“At the moment I can deny that Roberto Mancini called the player or contacted us to talk about a possible move to Inter,” Sanz told

“Pedro’s future will be discussed at the end of the season along with the Barca directors, therefore for the moment I prefer not to say anything else.

“Right now I can say that Inter are an option, but nothing more. In June, when the season is over, we’ll evaluate Barcelona’s offer and make a decision.”

Although Pedro has featured in 28 La Liga games this season, the La Masia youth product has been limited to 13 starts for Luis Enrique’s men; he has netted five league goals this term.

This is the least amount of regular action that the 27-year-old has received since breaking into the Barcelona first team back in 2009, with his international chances being impacted as a result.

Pedro looks likely to be in the matchday squad for Barcelona’s trip to face Sevilla later today, but will seemingly have to make do with a place on the bench once more.

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