Ed Woodward is hell-bent on securing the signature of Barcelona winger PedroReuters

Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward is reportedly in Catalunya in an effort to complete the agreement with Barcelona over the potential transfer of Pedro Rodriguez.

The 28-year-old Spanish forward's probable move to Red Devils this summer has dominated the headlines, and as per the latest report from Daily Mail, United are looking to snap up the highly-rated winger for £22 million.

And with just around two weeks to go for the transfer window to shut, Woodward is keen on completing the talks with the Spanish club at the earliest.

Following the sale of Angel di Maria to Paris St Germain earlier this month, Pedro has been mooted to be a like-for-like replacement.

The World Cup Winner with Spain started for Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup second leg clash against Athletic Bilbao on Monday, as the Catalan giants drew the game 1-1.

In the process, Luis Enrique's side failed to reduce the deficit of the 4-0 loss inflicted earlier in the first leg, and they lost out on one more trophy prior to the La Liga 2015-16 season.

Pedro was replaced by Munir El Haddadi around the 68th minute mark in the game, and after he came off, the five-time La Liga winner reportedly had no signs of parting a goodbye to the fans at the Camp Nou.

A report that emerged in Marca just a day back stated that following a meeting with Barça's director of professional sports Albert Soler, and their director of football administration Raúl Sanllehí, over Pedro, Woodward had to accept failure and return to England empty-handed.

United reportedly offered €25m for the player, as well as an additional €5m, but Barcelona are adamant to hold on to the player's buyout clause of €30m (around £21m).

However, the parties are still continuing their negotiations for some more days, in spite of an agreement not being reached.

It has been reported that United rivals Chelsea are acting as a thorn in the part of the negotiations as the Blues are also pursuing the Spain international this summer.

Pedro helped Barcelona in bagging their first trophy of the season as he scored the winner in the extra time against Sevilla in their European Super Cup clast last week in Georgia.

Meanwhile, Woodward, who was present in Barca's Spanish Super Cup clash on Monday, also had a keen eye on Bilbao's French central defender Aymeric Laporte.

After their failure to snap up star defender Sergio Ramos this summer, it is hinted that United are still looking for options to bolster their defence, despite Louis van Gaal stating that they do not need any more defenders.

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