Pedro has started just nine La Liga games this season. [Reuters]

Barcelona star Pedro Rodríguez is considering a move to the Premier League in the next transfer window after losing his place in Gerardo Martino's starting line-up, reports in Spain claim.

Pedro was a key player for Barcelona under Pep Guardiola and Tito Vilanova but this season he has struggled to get a place in the team. Martino uses three attacking players and with two places already taken by Leo Messi and Neymar, the spaniard has lost the battle with Fabregas and Alexis for the third place - starting just nine La Liga games this season.

Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo claimed Pedro wants to play more regularly and he see the Premier League as his prefered destination. According to the reports, the 26 years old has confessed to his close friends that some Premier League teams have already made an approach to sign him and he is willing to move in January.

Another key factor for Pedro's exit is his role with Spain. He won the World Cup in 2010 and the Europen Cup in 2012 but he knows that his chances to go to Brazil next summer will diminish without regular games for Barcelona.

The Barcelona star was already linked to some Premier League sides last summer after Neymar's arrival -with Arsenal and Manchester City as the favourites teams to acquire his services. Finally, he decided to stay at the Nou Camp but his lack of opportunities under Martino has reopened his desire to leave Spain.

However, his transfer to the Premier League is not going to be easy, especially in January. Barcelona would consider selling him next summer for a high amount of money but they do not want to lose Pedro in the next transfer window because they know that is going to be tough to find a good replacement for him now. Furthermore, he has a contract with the Catalonian club until 2016 and his release clause is £125m.