The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern dreaming over the arrival of Antonio Conte following his tactical masterclass against Belgium have been rocked.
That’s because, according to BeIn Sports (via the Metro), Blues forward Pedro has confirmed he has held talks with former club Barcelona over an emotional return to the Camp Nou.
Having earned a reputation as one of the most lethal wide attackers in the game during his stint with the Blaugrana, the trophy-laden forward has struggled to adapt since moving to Stamford Bridge over the course of the summer.
He notched just 9 goals in 48 games amid a difficult season for the fallen Premier League champions, often flattering to deceive following a stunning debut for the club.
Despite the West London giants gearing up for a major overhaul under the hard-nosed Italian, the 28-year old World Cup winner has already confirmed he has held talks with the La Liga giants.
‘Hopefully (I can return to Barcelona) but I know it’s hard,’ he told BeIN Sports.
‘I have already spoken about it with the President when we (Barcelona) were in the (Cup) final (when Barcelona beat Sevilla 2-0 last month) and spoke to all the people who want me there.
‘It’s complicated, but I’ve always said that I would like to retire at Barcelona.
‘However, I know it’s difficult because the years go by and the club has the best players in the world, it is a very demanding club and to return is complicated. But I do not rule it out either.
‘I had been 11 or 12 years in Barcelona, my family is from there and also many friends. The fans loved me, I felt very valued around the club, and it’s always hard to leave the club of your dreams.’
Would Chelsea be well advised to keep a hold of Pedro? Can he come good in England?
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