PEDRO is holding out on playing for Chelsea again as he waits to finalise a move to Roma.
The veteran winger is in talks with the Italian side over a two-year deal once his contract at Stamford Bridge runs out at the end of this season.
And the highly-decorated Spaniard is worried about getting crocked in the meantime if he hangs around and plays in any of Chelsea’s nine remaining Premier League games.
A source said: “If he had signed a contract with Roma there would be no problem because the deal would be there in black and white.
“He would be happy to play for Chelsea and give 100 per cent as he always has done.
“But while things are in the balance, if he were to get injured playing for Chelsea in the next few weeks it could ruin his chances of one final move. Roma could simply pull out and leave him high and dry.”
SunSport revealed how Pedro, 32, was making Chelsea sweat over a new deal because he is also concerned about his pal and team-mate Willian.
The Brazilian star is also technically out of contract from July 1 and nothing has been officially signed with Chelsea yet.
Manchester United are the latest club to take an interest in the long-serving winger.
Chelsea have provisional dates for the second-leg of their Champions League last 16-second leg at Bayern Munich.
The Blues will face the newly-crowned German champs on August 7 or 8 either in Germany or in Portugal depending on a UEFA decision to come soon.
Chelsea trail Bayern 3-0 from the first leg at Stamford Bridge.
By: Richard Forrester
Title: Pedro in talks with Chelsea over contract extension until end of season before signing with Roma on free transfer
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/11892514/pedro-talks-chelsea-contract-roma/
Published Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2020 07:30:11 +0000