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It would appear as if following their recent disappointment in trying to sign Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos, Manchester United is having better luck in convincing Barcelona winger Pedro to move to Old Trafford, after Red Devils executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward flew back out to California to meet with Pedro’s agent before a friendly between United and Barcelona in San Jose that United managed to win 3-1.



Since then the Manchester United powerbroker has returned to England and is said to be ready to make a bid that will trigger Pedro’s £22 million release clause with the Catalan giants.



The 27-year-old World Cup winner has played 318 games for Barcelona, while racking up 98 goals, and is only looking to move away from the club so that he can gain more first-team football ahead of next summer’s European Championships, after having fallen down the pecking order at the Nou Camp to Neymar and Luis Suarez.



Pedro will now take manager Louis van Gaal’s spending to over £100 million, but represents what we here at Soccer Transfers feel is one of the Dutchman’s better buys, as he is a quality player with a point to prove.