Pedro discusses Mourinho rumours

The winger admits “things are getting more difficult” because of his lack of playing time at Camp Nou, but says talk of a move to Stamford Bridge is premature

Barcelona winger Pedro has dismissed reports he has spoken to Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho about a summer switch to Stamford Bridge – but admitted he has received numerous offers.

The Spain international struggled for game time at Camp Nou last season, with new signing Luis Suarez having formed a formidable front three with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.

The Blaugrana have since lowered his buy-out clause to €30 million in order to facilitate a summer sale and it has been claimed that Mourinho has been trying to convince Pedro to move to London.

“I did not talk to Mourinho,” Pedro told reporters on Monday. “That would have been disrespectful to Barcelona.

“It is true that it was agreed to lower the buy-out clause and it is also true that there are offers.

“It is a difficult situation. You want more minutes, more options, to be at the forefront of things but things are getting more difficult for me.

“It’s a dream playing for Barcelona. I have won many titles and this fills me with satisfaction and joy, but you have to have the ambition to keep improving and play regularly.

“I wish I could stay at Barca but it is a very demanding club. It’s hard at the top level, so we’ll see what happens.

“But obviously one is happier when one can play.”

Pedro’s international team-mate, Iker Casillas, bid an emotional farewell to Real Madrid on Sunday after 25 years with the capital club.

It has been reported that the goalkeeper was forced out of the Santiago Bernabeu and Pedro is dismayed by the manner in which he left for Porto.

“It’s a shame that a player like Iker is dismissed in this way,” the attacker added.

“We know his history, so I wish him well in his new club and I hope to talk to him soon.”

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