Roma confident of completing Pedro deal as talks heat up

Chelsea star, Pedro Rodriguez is set to depart Chelsea in the summer with Roma most likely to sign the winger on a free transfer.

The Spanish veteran will not renew his contract at Stamford Bridge and seems to be on his way to the Italian capital

According to Goal, Discussions between the 32-year-old and the Serie A side began in April with the dialogue getting close to a conclusion in the last 48 hours.

The Spain international’s contract at Stamford Bridge will expire at the end of the season, forcing him to consider his future.

Serie A giants Juventus have also shown interest in Pedro, while La Liga trio Sevilla, Valencia and Real Betis have been in the race, according to the Spanish press.

Pedro has made 201 appearances and scored 43 goals for Chelsea since joining from Barcelona in 2015.

He also collected Premier League, FA Cup and Europa League winners’ medals, to add to the three Champions League trophies and five La Liga championships he won at Camp Nou.

Injuries have restricted Pedro’s current season with Chelsea to only 18 matches and two goals across all competitions.

With the Blues adding Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech to their squad in recent seasons, and with the emergence of English talent Callum Hudson-Odoi, Pedro would likely be pushed down the pecking order under Frank Lampard if he stayed in London.

Pedro would join several Premier League players to make the move to Rome in recent seasons, including Chris Smalling, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Davide Zappacosta.