Barcelona are said to be hoping to negotiate a swap deal with Manchester United for summer signing Angel Di Maria by offering midfielder Pedro in exchange, according to the Daily Express.
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Reports in Spain are claiming that United are prepared to put the Argentine international up for sale just 12 months after bringing him on board as he has struggled to settle in the Northeast.
This week’s sending off against Arsenal in the FA Cup is believed to be the final straw for Louis Van Gaal, who will now look to recoup the bulk of the £60m they shelled out for him from Real Madrid.
French giants PSG have been heavily linked with a move for him in the past, but it is now believed that Barcelona are now the frontrunners to land his signature.
Barcelona are currently placed under a transfer embargo, meaning that they cannot register players until next January, but the are still eager to get a deal in place to bring Di Maria back to Spain.