Manchester United target Pedro Rodrigues is reportedly ready to leave Barcelona for Old Trafford as he is desperate for regular first-team football, which has been scarce at Camp Nou following the arrival of Luis Suarez last summer.
According to Spanish publication Marca, the Red Devils have already begun negotiations with the Catalan giants over a move for the Spanish forward with the club having reportedly made an initial offer of €25m (£17.7m, $27.6m).
Pedro did feature on quite a regular basis last season under Luis Enrique, but of the 35 La Liga appearances, he completed the full 90 minutes on only eight occasions. This has prompted the forward to look for a move away and is said to favour a switch to Old Trafford, where Louis van Gaal is reportedly ready to hand him a first-team role in the forward line alongside Wayne Rooney and Memphis Depay.
But, according Spanish daily AS, the club are yet to receive an offer for the Spanish international, and despite the forward having a €150m ($166m, £106.3m) release clause, the club are said to be willing to negotiate if any interested parties meet their new valuation of around €30m (£22m, $33.1m).
Van Gaal has admitted that the 20-time English champions are in the market for a attack-minded player, who can add speed to the team, and with Angel Di Maria's exit looking imminent, according to France Football, the Dutchman will be keen to bring in a quality replacement sooner rather than later.
However, the Catalan giants' manager is against the idea of letting Pedro leave during the ongoing summer transfer window, as the club cannot sign a replacement. The reigning European champions are under a transfer embargo, which allows them to sign players this summer, but they are not allowed to play in a competitive game until January 2016, leaving them short in the wide areas in the eventuality of an injury to one of their front three.
But, Enrique had also indicated earlier that the decision to remain at Camp Nou or move to Old Trafford would rest with the player, while insisting that the interested club will have to meet the forward's new release clause.