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Valencia pushing hard for Pedro but Roma still far ahead — reports

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Pedro Rodriguez is a man in demand. There were already reports of interest from the likes of Roma, Juventus, Lazio, Newcastle United and Real Betis, and now, Sevilla and Valencia have joined the fray as well, according to Mundo Deportivo (via Football Italia).

Valencia in particular, are seemingly making a big push for the highly-decorated winger, according to Onda Cero (via Inside Futbol). They currently have Ferran Torres as the only natural right-winger, but his departure is more likely than not, So Valencia are possibly looking at Pedro as a replacement, all while saving money because of the absence of a transfer fee. While Pedro’s salary demand of €6m net per year is proving to be a hassle for the La Liga side, they’re instead hoping to entice the 32-year-old with a three-year contract as opposed to Roma’s two-year deal.

Despite the flattering interest, it appears that Pedro still desires a move to Roma, as per Diario AS (via Daily Mail). The attacker has apparently made the Serie A side a priority for his next move after his adventure with Chelsea ends this summer. This also goes in line with earlier reports, which claimed that Pedro would prefer to play in a new league rather than return to Spain.

Roma have pursued Pedro longer than most, and it would appear that their efforts and dedication will bear fruit as they get closer and closer to signing him.