Arsenal transfer news: Gunners 'begin talks' to sign Barcelona winger Pedro

Reports in Spain suggest the Gunners are closely monitoring player

James Orr
Monday 06 July 2015 11:17 BST
Barcelona winger Pedro
Barcelona winger Pedro (Getty Images)

Arsenal have made initial contact with Pedro's representatives over a move for the Barcelona winger, according to reports in Spain.

Reports claim that the Gunners are closely monitoring the 27-year-old, who scored six league goals for Barca last season in their La Liga-winning campaign.

While he made 35 appearances in the league, 20 of those came as a substitute from the bench as he found himself behind the attacking triumvirate of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez.

Pedro, who has won 51 caps for Spain, has been at Barca for his entire career.

Liverpool are also reportedly interested in the 27-year-old, who was part of the Spain squads to win the World Cup in 2010 and the European Championship in 2012.

The player has a mammoth £110m buy-out clause, as agreed in the Barca contract which expires in 2019, but that price is just there to strengthen the club's position over his fee when he is sold. Reports suggest that he could be available for £15m.

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