Man United have suffered a transfer blow as Barcelona president Jose Maria Bartomeu has revealed that he doesn’t expect Pedro to leave.
Bartomeu insisted that he has not received any official offers for the Spanish winger, despite continued speculation linking him with a move to Old Trafford.
The likes of Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea have all reportedly had an interest in the 28-year-old, but it was widely claimed that United were at the front of the queue to sign him.
However, Bartomeu’s latest comments will deal a blow to fans who were hopeful that Louis Van Gaal was on the brink of further strengthening his squad.
“The team is what it is,” he told ESPN Deportes.
“It has been put together. We have the team that our coach wanted — it’s done and completed.
“We don’t foresee any departures from the team. I’ve read many things about a Pedro departure, but no one has officially addressed our club. Our squad is complete.”
That may well result in United being forced to consider their other options this summer as the new campaign looms, although if Bartomeu is to be believed, they had failed to make any official move for Pedro to this point anyway.