Manchester United are edging closer to a deal for Barcelona winger Pedro, according to reports.
Red Devils executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward flew back out to the United States for talks with Pedro’s agent ahead before United’s 3-1 win over Barcelona, according to The Mirror.
Despite interest from Chelsea, Woodward is reported to have flown back to the UK and it is claimed that United are willing to match the 27-year-old’s £22m release clause.
Pedro has struggled for first-team minutes due to the excellent form of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez and is now believed to be willing to leave the Nou Camp.
However, Marca reports Luis Enrique is now against the transfer as Barcelona are prohibited from signing any players until January 2016, with the manager believing his side would be severely weakened should Pedro leave.
Should Manchester United trigger the player’s release clause, Enrique is powerless to prevent the Spanish international from leaving the club.
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