Manchester United and Liverpool have been reportedly handed a massive boost in their ongoing pursuit of Barcelona forward Pedro.
According to the Spanish newspaper Marca, the 27-year-old has been frustrated with the lack of playing time under Luis Enrique and will force a move away from the Nou Camp when the transfer window re-opens after the end of this season.
Pedro has started in only 13 league games this season and has fallen down the pecking order, behind Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez. The arrival of the Uruguayan international from Liverpool has forced the forward to spend more time on the bench.
The Spaniard is unhappy with the current situation at Barcelona and has already decided to make a switch away from the La Liga outfit. The World Cup winning forward with Spain will hold talks with his current employers and express his desire to leave the club.
The Premier League giants United and Liverpool are keen on securing the services of Pedro, especially after he admitted his future at Barcelona is uncertain. Their league rivals Arsenal are also in the race to acquire the player's signature.
He has earlier admitted that speculation surrounding his future is "logical". Pedro revealed that several clubs are willing to sign him in the summer and the decision on his future will be taken in June.
"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 told Al Primer Toque.
The report from Marca suggests the attacker has already made his decision and is weighing up his options. Barcelona have been handed a transfer ban, which mean they will not be able to sign players until 2016.
Pedro's contract at Barcelona runs down at the end of the next season and has been attracting interest from the top clubs in England. If the reports are to be believed, United, Liverpool and Arsenal are set for a summer transfer battle in signing the Spanish forward.