Chelsea forward Pedro admits he wants to return to Barcelona and even thought a move was possible last summer, less than a year after leaving.
The 29-year-old moved to Stamford Bridge last summer after spending a decade at Camp Nou, but has struggled to nail down a first team place in London.
"I spoke to Bartomeu and it looked as though I'd return to Barcelona last summer," Pedro told RAC-1 radio.
"But I think the talks were given more importance than they really had.
"It is difficult to return, even with everything you remember from your old club.
"Even though a deal broke through, the player's connections with the club remain strong, so much so that he'd like to retire at Barcelona.
"If you asked me if I'd like to go back, my answer is obvious, because it is a great club, where I have great teammates and a fanbase that appreciates me.
"I've always said I'd like to retire at Barcelona, but it is very difficult, almost impossible at this point."