Enrique hoping for Pedro stay

Barcelona manager Luis Enrique wants out-of-favour forward Pedro to stay at the club, but admits the decision is not his to make.

The 28-year-old's future has been the subject of fevered speculation during the off-season, with a whole host of clubs said to be interested in acquiring the Spain international's signature.

Manchester United and Chelsea are believed to be at the front of the queue, with Barcelona reportedly willing to allow Pedro to move if his release clause of £22 million is triggered.

"Pedro is a high-level player and as a coach I want him to stay here, but it's his decision," Enrique told reporters.

"There will only be exits if someone wants to leave and at the moment we don't have news about this."

Pedro made 25 starts in all competitions for Barca last term, appearing a further 30 times from the substitutes bench.

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