Juan Mata Manchester United
Juan Mata is keeping tabs on Pedro's transfer situationGetty Images

Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata has admitted he is closely following transfer speculation surrounding Pedro. The Barcelona winger has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford in recent weeks, with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward flying to Catalonia on 17 August to continue negotiations for the player.

However, a deal is yet to be agreed for the 28 year old, who has a £22m ($34.5m) minimum fee release clause in his contract.

The way the Red Devils will pay that figure appears to be the biggest stumbling block over Pedro's switch from the Nou Camp, and Mata has revealed that he's keeping a close eye on how things are developing via press reports.

"I follow all the rumours that come out [about the move] but it's a personal decision that Pedro – and the club – has to make," he told Radio Cope on 18 August.

Mata was speaking after United's 3-1 win over Club Brugge in the Champions League qualifier at Old Trafford, with Memphis Depay scoring twice and Marouane Fellaini securing victory in injury time. A Michael Carrick own goal had given the Belgians an early advantage.

Sergio Romero continued in goal in the absence of David de Gea, but Mata insists his compatriot has remained professional in training under Louis van Gaal and is relaxed over speculation surrounding his future.

"The truth is he's relaxed. Anyone that knows him knows he's a naturally very relaxed, calm and that's how he's dealing with this situation. He's training really well and being professional as always," added the former Chelsea star.

Real Madrid continue to be linked with a move for De Gea, but an agreement is yet to be reached as the transfer window moves into its final fortnight.