Enrique ‘turned down Pedro return’

Luis Enrique reportedly blocked a proposal to bring back Pedro Rodriguez to Barcelona as he only wants Nolito or Denis Suarez.

Sport claims alternatives to Nolito in particular have been discussed at Camp Nou, and only Suarez, at Villarreal but a graduate of La Masia, is of interest to the Coach.

Celta Vigo are refusing to negotiate for Nolito and Barca are reluctant to meet his €18m clause, but Enrique isn’t interested in other options.

Jonathan Soriano, who was part of Enrique’s Barca B squad, was floated and dismissed, as was Pedro, who moved to Chelsea in the summer.

It’s claimed Pedro regrets signing for the Blues, who have struggled in defence of the Premier League title, and would have happily returned to Catalonia.

But Enrique wouldn’t agree with the suggestion of the board, as he feels Pedro is part of Barca’s past.

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