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Josep Bartomeu: Barcelona are yet to receive an offer for Pedro

by Robbie Dunne

Barcelona President Josep Bartomeu insists that Barcelona have received no formal bid for Pedro Rodriguez despite growing speculation linking the player to Manchester United.

The 27-year-old Rodriguez has struggled to break into Luis Enrique’s treble winning team that includes Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar as options ahead of him.

The Spanish international wants more game time and has been mentioned as a player who Louis van Gaal sees as an option to bolster his attack moving into the last two weeks before the start of the Premier League.

Bartomeu went to quash rumours of an imminent move away from Barcelona for Pedro.

“We have not received any offers for any player,” he insisted.

“I refer back to what head coach Luis Enrique said: If someone wants to sign our players then the release clause must be met. So far, no one has made an offer, so we are calm.”

There has certainly been no shortage of Barcelona fans commenting on the Pedro to United situation with Luis Enrique conceding that Pedro might leave the club.

Sergio Busqests also weighed in, giving a cryptic response to a question about Pedro’s future, and saying he could not disclose what was said in a conversation between the two players. Bartomeu is the latest to weigh in on the situation as speculation grows.

Pedro is exceptionally quick and could work well alongside creative players like Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and Wayne Rooney feeding him through balls. If Bartomeu is being honest in what he is saying, it appears only a matter of time before a formal bid is made for the player.

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