Pedro on verge of Chelsea move: A profile of the Barcelona star

Spanish forward looks to be on his way to Stamford Bridge

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Despite having been 'on the verge' of joining Manchester United for the last few weeks, Pedro now appears set to join Chelsea instead.

The Barcelona forward explained recently why he wanted to move on from the Nou Camp:"It's a difficult situation for me. I don't want to go but it's a question of playing time, of continuity in the team, it's been this way for a few years now."

Here we look at what Chelsea will be getting should the transfer go through...

International caps: 51

International goals: 16

Barcelona appearances: 321

Goals: 99

Honours: World Cup x1, European Championship x1, Confederations Cup (Runner-up 2013), Champions League x3, UEFA Super Cup x2, Club World Cup x2, La Liga x5, Copa del Rey x3, Super Cup x4, Copa Catalunya x1

Pedro in the words of others

Pep Guardiola: "He has played millions of games for Barcelona and if you play millions of games for Barcelona then that shows the quality you have.

"He is a World Champion; he is a European Champion; he has won the Champions League with his club and many leagues.

"There is absolutely no doubt about his quality. He has the ability to play in any team in the world and in any league in the world."

Vicente del Bosque: "Pedro always delivers. He's very effective. He's one of our highest goal-scorers we have and we know we can trust him."

Javier Mascherano: "God has given Pedro a magic wand."

Lionel Messi: "Pedro deserves all the praise he gets for everything he has given to this club. We don't know what he is going to do but we hope he stays."