Pedro has refused to play for Chelsea for the remainder of
the campaign as he doesn’t want to jeopardise a transfer to Roma, according to
The Spaniard revealed back in March that he would be leaving
Stamford Bridge in the summer when his contract with the club expires.
The former Barcelona star has only appeared 17 times in all
competitions for Chelsea this campaign, 12 of those starts, contributing two
goals and an assist.
Athletic claims that Pedro is ‘unwilling
to finish the season with Chelsea’ as he doesn’t want to put his move to
The 32-year-old has agreed on a deal with the Serie A side
on a contract worth £56 000 a week that will see him remain in Rome until 2022,
with the option of another year.
Chelsea “have been trying to convince him to agree on a
short-term extension so he can play their remaining matches” with all
temporary agreements needing to be put in place before Tuesday.
The report adds: “It is believed Pedro does not want to
sign anything with Chelsea. He is reluctant to play for the club again for fear
of picking up an injury and missing out on a payday worth £2.9 million a year
– TEAMtalk media