Man United transfers: Barcelona chief delivers update on Pedro Rodriguez

Manchester United are told that they will have to pay Pedro Rodriguez's release clause in full if they want to sign him this summer

Manchester United have been told that they will need to stump up €30m (£21.1m) if they want to have any chance of signing Pedro Rodriguez from Barcelona this summer.

The Red Devils have been heavily linked with a bid to lure the Spain international to Old Trafford in recent days as Louis van Gaal looks to bolster his attacking options at the club ahead of his second season in charge.

United are rumoured to have already had a bid for Pedro turned down in recent days.

Now, the Red Devils have been told by the Spanish club that they will need to part with at least £21m if they want to sign the attacker.

Barcelona technical secretary Robert Fernandez is quoted as saying by Catalan daily Sport: “He [Pedro] has a release clause of €​30m. We are waiting if there is any team that chooses to pay the clause.

“But we do not want him to leave. If he goes, the club loses a player who is influential both on and off the field. And that’s very difficult to replace.”

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Pedro was limited to just 15 La Liga starts for Barcelona last season as the Spanish side won the Treble. He still managed to score six goals and make six assists in the Spanish top flight.

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