Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is considering signing coveted Barcelona winger Pedro after the forward recently suggested he intends to move away in the summer, reports in Spain claim.
"It is a difficult situation for me right now. But I will be patient until the end of the season to make my decision on what to do next. I know there are clubs interested in me, which is a compliment, but I will evaluate where I stand in June," Pedro recently said.
The Portuguese boss already took advantage of Cesc Fabregas' unhappiness at the Camp Nou to secure the former Arsenal midfielder for around £30m last summer and, according to Spanish newspaper Marca, may replicate the chase with Pedro ahead of next season.
The Spain international forward was already reportedly close to a move to Arsenal in the summer but Barcelona manager Luis Enrique then allegedly blocked his departure, instead allowing Alexis Sanchez to join the Gunners.
But with Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Neymar excelling in Enrique's attack during the current campaign, the Canary Island winger has only managed to start 13 La Liga games this season and is likely to move somewhere else this summer.
Recent reports claimed Manchester United and Liverpool are also monitoring the situation, and that Arsene Wenger is a big admirer of the winger and is still considering his signing, while the player's preferred destination would be the Emirates Stadium.
And Marca now reports Mourinho is also considering joining the race to secure his services in the summer to bolster his attack.
According to the Spanish newspaper the former Real Madrid manager believes the Barcelona star will adapt perfectly to his style and the fact that he's an attack-minded player that can do well on either wing and scores many goals goes in his favour.
Barcelona are likely to keep him at the Camp Nou to back up the starting attacking trio but with his contract set to expire in summer 2016, recent reports claimed the club are open to part ways with the winger for cut-price fee of around €20m (£14.3m, $21.7m).