• Pedro likely to move out of Chelsea
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  • Pedro could save Chelsea big money for next season

Chelsea FC is expected to have a busy offseason ahead with some of their current players either staying or moving out. Much has been said about the future of Willian, someone who has yet to come to terms with the Blues. The Brazilian is looking for a three-year deal but Chelsea is only willing to hand out two. That could change if Frank Lampard can twist some numbers.

Working on a budget is a given, not only for Chelsea but all Premier League teams. One way to shore up numbers is to let go of some players. And this early, Pedro Rodriguez is looming as one of those players. The former World Cup winner has played sparingly and there is the growing belief that the 32-year-old is likely to move out of Stamford Bridge. He has fallen behind other stars like Christian Pulisic and Callum Hudson-Odoi. Aside from that, there is his weekly fee of £100 million ($124 million) that could save the Blues some budget.

There are several teams interested in Pedro. Among them include Roma and Real Betis, reported. However, teams can only negotiate with players once the season is over. This is to make sure that all players concerned can complete their current obligation before entering into a new deal.

Chelsea and Pedro have yet to sit down and discuss a potential new deal. But with a wide range of targets on Lampard's list, his chances of staying on at Stamford Bridge does not look likely. Regardless, the 32-year-old wants proper closure. For now, he said to Spanish radio station El Larguero that he wants to complete his current contract before deciding on his next move.

“The priority right now is completing my contract, then we’ll see what happens,” Pedro said.

As for Willian, Chelsea reportedly wants to keep him if they can. But unless the Blues are willing to give him the three-year deal he is asking for, it appears the 31-year-old is likely to move out by the next transfer window. Among the teams interested in him include Arsenal since Willian aired he preferred to stay in London, his second home.

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