Luis Suarez has urged his Barcelona teammate Pedro Rodriguez to snub a summer move to the Premier League and stay at the Camp Nou, amid speculations linking him with Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United.
The Telegraph has reported that Louis van Gaal is ready to meet Pedro's £22m release clause at Barca in order to beat both the Merseysiders and the Blues for his signature.
Jose Mourinho later denied Chelsea are interested in the player but the Dutch boss is said to be keen on adding more goals to the Old Trafford attack, while Brendan Rodgers could see him as a potential candidate to fill the gap left by the departure of Raheem Sterling to Manchester City.
Pedro had previously admitted the possibility of a move after falling out of favour at the Catalan side due to the presence of all Neymar, Lionel Messi and Suarez himself in Luis Enrique's attack.
"It's true, we agreed to reduce the value of the buyout clause and it's true there are offers," he recently said, as quoted by Sky Sports.
But former Liverpool hero Suarez has now encouraged him to snub those offers to continue his stay at the Champions League winners.
"I want Pedro to stay at Barcelona because he is a fantastic teammate and he gives a lot to the team," Suarez said during a press conference, as quoted by Mundo Deportivo.
"[Winning the treble] last year was unique but we still have important targets ahead of next season."
Luis Enrique had also said he hoped Pedro would stay, admitting he will not be able to oppose to his departure should any club meet his buy-out clause.
"I do not want any player to leave my staff, none," Enrique said. "I have said many times how important Pedro is for us but there is a clause, and if he wants to leave, I will respect his decision."