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Chelsea: Pedro edging closer to exit after being dropped against Ajax

Chelsea: Pedro edging closer to exit after being dropped against Ajax

Chelsea winger Pedro is moving closer to the exit door at Stamford Bridge after being left out of the matchday squad against Ajax, according to reports.

Pedro, 32, has made just three Premier League appearances for the Blues this term, with boss Frank Lampard preferring a blend of youth with Christian Pulisic and Callum Hudson-Odoi and the experience of Willian.

The experienced Spanish winger joined Chelsea from Barcelona in 2015, where he won the Champions League three times as well as five La Liga titles, but the emergence of the two youngsters could well see him depart.

He was not named on the bench for the game with the Dutch champions, after also not making the cut for the away game at the Johan Cruyff Arena either.

The Spaniard’s contract expires in the summer, with the club and the player yet to agree on terms for a new deal to keep him at Stamford Bridge beyond 2020.

Turkish outlet Takvim (via Daily Express) reports that Fenerbahce are among the frontrunners for his signature, but he has previously expressed his desire to stay with the Blues.

Speaking in June, he said: “I’ve got one year left on my contract at Chelsea.

“I hope I can stay there as long as possible. There’s the possibility of playing in the Champions League once again.”

“I’ve always said I wanted to play at CD Tenerife at least for one year. It would make my family and I really happy. But I still have a year left at Chelsea.”

With the options available to Lampard, as well as the impending prospect of a transfer window they can participate in next summer, it would be surprising if Pedro was to stay at Chelsea beyond the summer.

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