Barcelona star Pedro Rodriguez has added fuel to the speculation over a summer move away from the Camp Nou just days after both Catalan newspapers Mundo Deportivo and Sport claimed he is considering leaving his club with Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United all closely monitoring his situation.
The Spanish international's future with the Champions League winners has been under scrutiny recently as he has seen his playing time limited following the arrival of Luis Suarez from Liverpool in summer 2014.
Having started just 15 La Liga games during the 2014-2015 campaign, the Canary Islands forward voiced his frustration about the situation a number of times during the season, prompting speculation about a potential summer move.
But in June Barcelona surprisingly announced the winger had decided instead to commit to the Catalans by signing a new long-term contract until 2019, with a €150m (£107m, $165m) release clause.
However, Mundo Deportivo and Sport recently claimed Pedro was still considering leaving as the new deal was just a gesture to let Barcelona keep his price tag – as he could have moved for free at the end of next season.
And after the club announced the signing of Arda Turan on Monday 6 July, Pedro has now all but confirmed those reports after revealing that he needs to assess his "delicate situation" with the club official once he goes back for the club preseason.
"It is obviously a delicate situation. [When the pre-season starts] we have to see what is the best for everyone. Now I just think about resting and enjoying the final few days of my time off," Pedro said, as quoted by Sport.
Mundo Deportivo recently claimed that with Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United are all monitoring the situation, and Barcelona will let him go should any club meet their €30m price tag.
Meanwhile, Sport insisted Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has identified the Spaniard as a replacement for Raheem Sterling should the England international finally leaves Anfield.