Barcelona have reportedly agreed to sell forward Pedro Rodriguez to Manchester United this summer, but only after their Uefa Super Cup game against Sevilla on 11 August, according to Spanish publication Marca.
The two clubs have reportedly had dialogues over the transfer of the Spanish forward in recent weeks, with the Red Devils submitting an initial offer of €25m (£17.7m, $27.6m), the Marca reports.
But the Catalan giants are said to be holding out for a fee of around €30m (£22m, $33.1m), which is the new valuation following the reduction of his original release-clause, which was set at €150m (£106.3m, $166m).
The report claims that the 20-time English champions are ready to meet Barcelona's new valuation of the player, as Louis van Gaal is desperate to add more firepower to his squad before the start of the new campaign. Moreover, Angel Di Maria's imminent departure to Paris Saint-Germain is said to have hastened the process.
According to Marca, the forward is desperate to move on and favours a move to Old Trafford as he seeks regular playing time after a frustrating 2014/15 campaign saw him complete the full 90 minutes on just eight occasions in the La Liga due to the brilliant understanding formed by Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez.
Luis Enrique is reluctant to let the 27-year-old forward leave, but he is resigned to losing him as the club have indicated that they will allow Pedro, who has had six trophy laden years with the club, to leave if any interested parties meet their valuation of the player.
However, it is suggested that Barcelona are not willing to let the forward leave the club before their Uefa Super Cup game against Sevilla at the Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena in Tbilisi on Tuesday 11 August.
This will come as a blow to United, who are keen to bring the Spanish international to Old Trafford before the start of the new Premier League campaign on 8 August. But Enrique is keen to keep Pedro at the club for the game as he is unsure of the fitness levels of Neymar and Messi, who have only recently joined first-team training after an extended break owing to their participation in this summer's Copa America tournament in Chile.