José Mourinho is apparently ready to lineup a remarkable £12million bid for Barcelona winger, Pedro. The Spanish international is reportedly unsettled at the Catalan club, due to his lack of playing time. He has fallen behind Lionel Messi, Neymar, and Luis Suárez and is playing time has dropped dramatically as a result. Pedro, who has a contract with Barcelona through 2016, will be looking for a new club this summer. He has been linked to many big clubs, such as Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, Inter Milan, and Arsenal.
A move to Stamford Bridge would be extremely unlikely for Pedro; with all the other wingers Mourinho has available to him. This January, we saw Juan Cuadrado bought from Fiorentina, which sent Mohammad Salah on loan to Viola. Salah exploded on the scene in Italy, scored four goals, and assisted one, in nine Serie A matches this season. Cuadrado has yet to make an impact for Chelsea, but he hasn’t been given a fair opportunity. Mourinho stated in an interview that Cuadrado will be ready for next season, and that this season was going to be used to have him adjusted to the Premier League. But besides Salah and Cuadrado, Chelsea has a surplus of other wingers also. Victor Moses, Christian Atsu, Bertrand Traoré, and Lucas Piazon are all on loan at other clubs. And with Eden Hazard and Willian playing on the senior squad, Chelsea would not have room for another winger.
The only other wingers Chelsea has been linked to for this summer is Liverpool contract-rebel, Raheem Sterling, and Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale. Raheem Sterling would be the cheapest for the club, because he would be on a free transfer when his contract expires at Liverpool. Gareth Bale would be the most expensive, with a price tag upwards of €80million. If Chelsea was to go out and bring in another winger, Raheem Sterling would be the best fit. Only 20 years old, he is the focus point of Liverpool’s attack, and he has plenty of room to grow as a player. Getting him for free would be an amazing signing by Mourinho, but signing a lower-quality Pedro would be a mistake.