Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward has flown to Spain to complete the signing of Pedro from Barcelona, according to reports.
The Daily Mail report that Woodward flew to Barcelona before last night's Super Cup second-leg draw against Athletic Bilbao to undergo more negotiations with the Spanish club.
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.
It has been reported that Barca are holding out for United to meet the winger's £22m release clause.
Last week, Barca coach Luis Enique said Pedro wanted to leave the club as he has not been getting enough playing time.
The Spain international started 15 out of 35 La Liga appearances last season, and Enrique has admitted that the winger has grown frustrated, and is seeking a move.
"We've heard his opinions, it's a difficult decision that he has to make but we'll wait and see what he decides," Enrique said at a press conference.
The best and worst kits from around the World
The best and worst kits from around the World
1/43 Legia Warsaw away
This military green kit with a black sash is certainly eye-catching - although we can't decide if we love it or hate it. The badge, as ever, is a superb piece of minimalist design
2/43 Hamburg away
Looks like a bit of throw away training top. Not working
3/43 Inter Milan away
The sponsor (this will become a theme) ruins what is an extremely smart bit of kit
4/43 Zenit St Petersburg away
The light blue colour is nearly always a winner, but this kit launch stands out for the bonkers Imperial Russian background
5/43 Borussia Monchengladbach away
As if the shades of green weren't hideous enough, they've stuck a big yellow blob right in the middle of it
6/43 Leeds United home
You can rarely go wrong with white and blue trim. Just make sure to keep a sponsor off
7/43 Atletico Madrid away
Their red and white home shirt with blue shorts is as lovely as ever, but the sleek away shirt looks just as nice this year
8/43 Wolfsburg (away)
The home shirt (on the right) is decent without being brilliant, but it's the away kit that is an eyesore. Too many colours
9/43 AC Milan third
The shirt isn't anything too horrendous (it's the dark green) but these shorts are awful. Yellow and green has often been used in tandem, but there are too many shades of green here and a useless use of red
10/43 RC Lens away
Now here is how you use a bit of fluorescent colouring. The moody black and grey diagonal stripes get a flash of colour (plus no sponsor!!). Umbro onto a winner again
11/43 Bayern Munich away
Doesn't seem as if much effort has gone into this one; it's the kind of unmemorable effort that provokes neither love nor hate
12/43 Figueirense third
Not much to add beyond it being drop dead gorgeous
13/43 St Pauli home
St Pauli kits have become a bit of a cult collectors item in recent years, the chocolate brown kits always offering a unique choice. This mostly white kit isn't quite a classic, but has the rainbow stripes on the sleeves
14/43 Rayo Vallecano away
The stripes represent different social injustices and the club will donate money to charity for every shirt sold. Top effort
15/43 CD Guadalajara home
Another club to adopt the rainbow sash, the Spanish third division side will donate five per cent of sales to an anti-homophobia charity
16/43 V-Varen Nagasaki
It's modelled on a tuxedo to celebrate the J-League club's 10th anniversary. Who knows why
17/43 Everton home
Classic style by Umbro
18/43 West Ham
Umbro with another winner - the shirt was so popular that the website broke
19/43 Barcelona home
Barcelona have dropped the vertical stripes for the first time in the club's 115-year history
20/43 Barcelona third (rumoured)
This Nike template will be popping up quite frequently...
21/43 Juventus home
It's hard to go wrong with black and white stripes
22/43 Juventus away
Juve have had some classic pink kits over the years; this isn't one of them and has too much going on in the mid-section. Plain pink with a touch of red and black would have been plenty
23/43 Crystal Palace
We were delirious when Palace released their kit without a sponsor earlier this summer...
24/43 Crystal Palace home
... and then they went and stuck an online casino on the front. Which one of these two would you wear? Not a hard choice for us here
25/43 Fiorentina home
Old school French brand make a return to football with a classic kit for La Viola
26/43 Sturm Graz home
27/43 Sturm Graz away
Oh dear, oh dear.
28/43 Sturm Graz third
How did these ever get made???
29/43 Swansea City away
Swansea's home shirt is a classic white with gold trim; this is horrible
30/43 Arsenal home
Another top effort from Puma for the Gunners
31/43 Arsenal away (rumour)
However, this leaked away shirt is much less impressive. The colour scheme is right but it doesn't work
32/43 Troyes third kit
We're not sure what to make of this effort
33/43 Manchester City home (rumoured)
Great effort from Nike if this turns out to be the home kit - lovely white trim and a smart collar
34/43 Manchester City home (rumoured)
What can't be seen on this image is the blue min graphic on the sleeves - undecided on this one at the moment
35/43 Manchester City home (rumoured)
Here's that gruesome template again...
36/43 Real Madrid away
Looks like something one might wear on the way home from the gym or to lounge around in
37/43 Nottingham Forest home
Wow, this is a real beauty from the Midlands club to celebrate the club's 150th anniversary
38/43 Kawasaki Frontale home
The Japanese club have released a smart limited addition kit in tribute to their new main stand
39/43 Evian home
The French club always produce interesting kits - for better or worse - with their pink, white and blue colour scheme. Undecided on this one
40/43 Roma away
You can't quite see it from this image, but look closely and there is a map of Rome embedded on this smart white shirt
41/43 Roma third (rumoured)
Unfortunately, Roma went for that template. Just horrible schemes that lack imagination
42/43 Southampton away
Green and blue is not exactly a classic colour combo and this one just doesn't work. At all
43/43 Porto away
AVERT YOUR EYES
"He wants to leave because he's not getting minutes but we want to give him minutes so it's a difficult situation. I certainly want him to stay.
"I'm looking forward to the end of the transfer market so I'll know exactly what I do have."
Pedro, 28, has scored 99 goals in 320 games for Barcelona, and has won five La Liga titles with the club.
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