Chelsea’s Pedro: I want Barcelona return

Chelsea winger Pedro wants to return to Barcelona in the future: “I wish I could go back, there is a possibility to return.”

A report last month in El Dorsal said that the 32-year-old forward looks set to leave Stamford Bridge – where his contract expires next year – in the near future and Turkish giants Fenerbahce were interested.

A subsequent report in the Daily Telegraph claimed Aston Villa were also monitoring a move next year.

“I wish I could go back to Barcelona,” Pedro is cited as saying by Diario AS.

“Everyone knows what I feel for the club and it is obvious that it is a possibility to return. I have always said so, but it is difficult.”

The former Spain international moved to West London in the summer of 2015 from Barcelona and has won a Premier League title at the club, alongside successes in the League Cup, FA Cup and Europa League.

The Canary Islands-based outlet also claims that China is a possible destination for the versatile forward, who may yet to decide to stay in Europe.

The Tenerife-born forward has been a fringe figure this campaign for Frank Lampard’s side but the boss is showing signs of giving more youth players a chance in the first-team.

Callum Hudson-Odoi, Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount are high profile attacking examples of such a policy, alongside the inclusion of summer signing Christian Pulisic.

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