Arsenal and Liverpool have been dealt a blow in their chase for Barcelona star Pedro, after it emerged that Italian giants Juventus have turned their attentions towards the Spanish international after being warned away from Juan Mata, as reported by the Daily Star.
Both Liverpool and Arsenal are thought to be keen on the wing wizard, who has become a firm fixture in Barcelona’s first team in recent seasons, ever since the appointment of Pep Guardiola as first team coach.
However, the arrival of Luis Suarez has threatened to curtail his game time to an extent that he cannot accept going forward. He faces stiff competition from the likes of Lionel Messi and Neymar as well for his preferred attacking positions, and it seems unlikely that he will play a significant number of games this season.
This has seen him consider ending a career long association with the Catalan club, and both Arsenal and Liverpool are thought to be interested in signing him for around £15 million, although they now face competition from Juventus to do so, suggesting the task will no longer be easy.