Pedro remains coy over Chelsea future and refuses to rule out exit to Real Betis

Marilyn Dubinski Chelsea FC

Pedro admits he is uncertain where he will be playing next season after his Chelsea contract expires in the summer.

The forward’s deal at Stamford Bridge runs out in June and while there have been links of a move to Real Betis, the 32-year-old still has planned talks with the Blues over a potential new deal. 

‘I have to talk to the club, I have a contract until June 30th. I’m open to hearing other offers. Betis? I don’t know, a meeting with Chelsea is pending,’ he told radio station El Larguero.

Pedro's contract at Chelsea expires in the summer and he has been linked with Real Betis

Pedro's contract at Chelsea expires in the summer and he has been linked with Real Betis

Pedro’s contract at Chelsea expires in the summer and he has been linked with Real Betis

‘The coronavirus situation affected everything, so at the moment we are waiting for a meeting with Chelsea.’

‘I know that the contract is concluding, but we have not yet sat down to discuss whether to renew and continue here or not. I’m waiting for the meeting with the club, but am also open to listening to other offers.

‘The priority right now is completing my contract, then we’ll see what happens.’

Pedro has fallen down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge, with boss Frank Lampard keen on blooding youngsters coming through the club’s academy.

Injuries have played their role in Pedro falling down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge

Injuries have played their role in Pedro falling down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge

Injuries have played their role in Pedro falling down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge

The Spaniard turns 33 in July and is also a potential target for Roma following a season where niggling injuries have reduced him to just nine Premier League appearances.

Pedro has spent five years in west London since joining from Barcelona and when pressed on if a return to La Liga was on the cards he stated that he had many options to consider.

‘I don’t know, I really don’t know,’ he continued. ‘I have offers from many places and I’ll evaluate what to do next. The truth is, I don’t know what’s going to happen.’

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