Bayern Munich are considering a move in signing winger Pedro from Barcelona, according to German publication TZ.
The Spanish outfit won the treble last season and as the club enjoyed success, the 28-year-old struggled to cement a place in the starting XI. He has fallen down the pecking order behind Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez.
Pedro signed a contract extension in June and despite that he has set his sights on leaving the Catalan club in the summer transfer window. He has a €30m (£22m, $33.1m) release clause in his contract.
After one season, Angel Di Maria wants to leave Manchester United and join Paris Saint-Germain. The Ligue 1 club's manager Laurent Blanc confirmed the Argentine international is close to completing his switch to Paris.
Spanish publication Marca claims Manchester United have already started the negotiations with Barcelona in bringing the Spain international to Old Trafford. Louis van Gaal wants to sign Pedro as a replacement for Di Maria, who is close to joining PSG.
However, United will now face competition from Bayern in signing Pedro. The Bundesliga winners' manager Pep Guardiola has set his sights on signing his former player to bolster his side's attacking options.
Franck Ribery has struggled with injuries in the second half of last season and Bayern confirmed in June there has been no improvement in the ankle injury he suffered in March. They also have the services of Arjen Robben, who suffered multiple injuries in the 2014/15 campaign.
Ribery and Robben's injury record has forced the former Barcelona boss to bring in a player to have more protection in the attacking position. He has turned his attention to Pedro, who has been heavily linked to join Van Gaal's side.
Bayern are aware Pedro is looking for an exit from Camp Nou this summer and are willing to meet Barcelona's asking price in order to bring him to Germany. Should he reunite with Guardiola at the Allianz Arena, it will be a massive blow for United, who are keen on signing him.