Arsenal have received a boost in their chase to sign Barcelona winger Pedro Rodriguez after reports in Spain claimed the La Liga giants are ready to part ways with the Spanish international for as little as £14.6m.
The 27-year-old versatile forward had also recently hinted he may leave the Camp Nou this summer over growing frustrations regarding his lack of playing time under manager Luis Enrique.
"It's obvious that it's difficult to nail down a place in the team. I have had few opportunities this season but I have to wait and when they do come, take advantage of them. I'm going through a difficult moment in the team. I'll evaluate my future at the end of the season and I'll speak to the club," the Spain international said.
Spanish newspaper AS then reported that Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal are all monitoring the situation and that the player is especially keen on moving to the Emirates Stadium.
Pedro was already reportedly close to a move to Arsene Wenger's side in the summer of 2014 but Barcelona manager Luis Enrique then allegedly blocked his departure, instead allowing Alexis Sanchez to join the Gunners.
Enrique promised Pedro he'd find him a space between Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar but after having started only 12 La Liga games, both the club and the player now look ready to put an end to his spell at Camp Nou.
Catalan-based newspaper Sport claim that after Barcelona officials met last week to discuss the next season they have decided to "open Pedro the door" to leave the club in the summer and that the player will be now the one to make the final decision.
And with Pedro's contract at the Camp Nou set to expire in summer 2016, Sport claim that Barcelona are ready to sell the the winger for a cut-price fee of €20 (£14,6m, $21.6m).