Chelsea set to hijack Manchester United’s deal for £22m winger

Chelsea are looking to hijack Manchester United’s deal for Barcelona star Pedro Rodriguez with a last-ditch offer, according to reports from the Daily Mail.

The winger has found regular first-team football hard to come by at the Nou Camp, with the likes of Luis Suarez, Neymar, and Lionel Messi all ahead of him in the pecking order.

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Pedro has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League in recent weeks, but it was United that were thought to be closing in on the Spain international.

Red Devils chief executive Ed Woodward has flown to Barcelona in order to complete a £22million deal, but Chelsea are set to give United some stiff competition.

The Blues have rekindled their interest in the 28-year-old after a horrible start to the season, which has seen the champions draw 2-2 to Swansea in their first fixture and defeated 3-0 by Manchester City in their second.

Pedro only managed to start 15 La Liga games last season, scoring six league goals.