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AS Roma begin talks with Chelsea’s Pedro — report

Potential move to the Stadio Olimpico in play

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According to a report from Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport (via Sport Witness), talks have begun between AS Roma and Chelsea winger Pedro, whose contract is set to expire at the end of the 2019-20 season (whenever that may be) and is expected to be leaving the club after five years.

Although Pedro, 32 going on 33, may not be needed at Chelsea anymore, he can still be a useful player for others. That is why AS Roma, who were already linked in January, were reportedly preparing a ‘sizeable offer’ earlier this month. Head coach Paulo Fonseca is said to be keen on bringing in Pedro, and the club are willing to spend €3m per year to make that wish come true. Presumably these talks, if true, are following up that offer.

Serial-winner Pedro, still hard-working as ever, could be a good for the Giallorossi, who have used Premier League veterans like Chris Smalling and Henrikh Mkhitaryan to good effect in recent years. He’s also been linked with various clubs in retirement leagues, but it would be nice to see him play at a high competitive level for a couple more years.

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