Pedro to Manchester United latest: Barcelona winger wants United move completed within '72 hours' - or he'll stay at Barca

Pedro has been linked with the move all summer

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Pedro has given Manchester United 72 hours to complete his transfer from Barcelona or he will stay at the Nou Camp, according to reports in Spain.

Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo has reported that the winger wants his future sorted out by the weekend, or he'll stay with Barca.

Barcelona are holding out for the winger's release clause of £22m, with reports suggesting that United have yet to bid over £17m for the player.

United's chief-executive Ed Woodward has flown over to Barcelona to speed up negotiations for the transfer, and was reportedly in the city before Barca's 1-1 Super Cup second-leg draw with Athletic Bilbao last night.

Having won the first leg 4-0, Bilbao secured the Super Cup 5-1 on aggregate after the match ended 1-1 at the Nou Camp.


Mundo Deportivo have claimed that United manager Louis van Gaal has urged Woodward to stump up the £22m fee to complete the deal.

Barca coach Luis Enrique has also claimed that he wants the situation resolved soon.

"It's a difficult situation, it's hard to be focused," Enrique said after the Super Cup second leg last night.

"I am just hoping that this damned transfer window closes once and for all to know which players I can count on. But Pedro gave his all."

Pedro, 28, has scored 99 goals in 320 games for Barcelona, and has won five La Liga titles with the club.