Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has got his eyes over Barcelona forward Pedro, and the La Liga giants have to worry about that.
The 27-year-old recently signed a four-year contract extension at Camp Nou, but it is believed that the Spaniard himself is unsure whether he will receive enough game time with Barca next season.
According to Marca, Pedro is looking for more than being a squad player and a crowd favourite. The future of the Spain International at Barcelona became edgy after the club signed Luis Suarez last summer.
Following the arrival of Suarez from Liverpool, the Barca attack became the most formidable in Europe, and sooner the trio of Neymar, Lionel Messi, and Suarez guided the Catalan giants to a treble-winning 2014-15 season.
The trio spearheaded Barca's spectacular form in Europe last season as they went on to win the La Liga, the Spanish Cup, as well as the UEFA Champions League.
Getting hands on the fifth La Liga title and three Champions League titles over the course of seven seasons is like a dream come true for any footballer, but despite that, Pedro doesn't seem to be very happy. The reason for that – lack of quality game time.
"I'm obviously in a tricky position", the 27-year-old told Marca a few days back.
The statement alerted Mourinho and he exactly knows what the Spaniard can contribute to the team. Pedro terrorised defenders in La Liga when Mourinho was a coach at Real Madrid, and he closely followed Pedro's brilliance.
With the European Championship in France on the horizon next summer, Pedro feels this could be time to make the move, and Chelsea wouldn't be a very bad prospect.
He would have former Barcelona team-mate Cesc Fabregas for company in London as well as fellow Spanish speakers Diego Costa, Cesar Azpilicueta and Felipe Luis.
To clear all the uncertainties over his future, Pedro will be holding talks with Barca manager Luis Enrique on Wednesday when he returns to training. He may also meet with [Barcelona presidential candidate] Joan Laporta and Eric Abidal, if Laporta wins the election on 18 July and Abidal becomes his new sporting director.
The decision about Pedro's future will not made by the incumbent president of the Barca management board Ramon Adell, but by a new one.
The Spain international, who has a £22million buy-out clause, was the most-used substitute last season. According to the report, his ability to run behind the opposition defences and discipline when tracking back are highly valued by the coaching staff, and his spirit and commitment make him the ideal man to introduce when one of the stars needs a breather.
However, all of that will depend to a large extent on the player's desire to switch to Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea will have to wait for making an offer for Pedro until after 18 July elections at Barcelona because the club's temporary board has been blocked from making any more transfer decisions.
The player has also reportedly rejected Arsenal, Liverpool and PSG to stay at the Camp Nou this summer. Pedro's contract runs until the summer of 2019.
Meanwhile, Chelsea have announced the signing of goalkeeper Asmir Begovic from Stoke City on Monday.