Pedro is close to agreeing a free transfer to Roma when his Chelsea contract expires.

With Pedro edging closer to an exit from Stamford Bridge, talks between the Chelsea winger and Roma are on the brink of an end.

The World Cup winner is set to leave the club when his contract expires on June 30, ending his five-year stay in west London.

An assortment of sides have shown interest in signing the 32-year-old on a free transfer, with former Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri reportedly keen on a reunion at Juventus.

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However, Roma remain in pole position, and according to Goal, talks between Pedro and Serie A have been moving towards a conclusion in the last 48 hours.

The pair have been in talks since April, with Roma reportedly offering a deal worth in the region of £3m-a-year.

The coronavirus pandemic has caused financial uncertainty across football, and if Roma manage to snap up Pedro on a free transfer, it could become one of the bargains of the summer.

Serie A rivals Juventus, Sevilla, Valencia and Real Betis have all expressed an interest in bringing Pedro back to his native Spain as his Chelsea contract expires. In England, Newcastle were mooted as a possible destination with their impending Saudi-backed takeover, although that has since died down.

He has also attracted interest from MLS in addition to Qatari side Al Sadd, currently managed by his former Barcelona teammate Xavi.

The winger has fallen down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge since Frank Lampard’s appointment last summer.

After playing a key role under Sarri last season, Pedro has featured just nine times in the Premier League this campaign as a result of injury, the arrival of Christian Pulisic and the emergence of Callum Hudson-Odoi.

With fellow wide man Hakim Ziyech due to join from Ajax in the summer, Pedro’s playing time is unlikely to increase next season.

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