Report: Pedro’s future now sorted

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Pedro Rodriguez’s future has been confirmed and it will be away from Stamford Bridge, reports have confirmed.

According to Sky Sports, Chelsea winger Pedro has agreed to join AS Roma on a free transfer upon the expiry of his contract at Stamford Bridge.

Pedro’s contract at Chelsea was due to expire on June 30 but he recently put pen to paper on a temporary short-term deal to see out the remainder of the delayed 2019-20 Premier League season with the Blues.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard was pleased that he was able to get Pedro and Willian to sign short-term deals with the club.

Lampard said: “Negotiations were relatively easy because both sides wanted the same thing.

“It was hard for me to comment too much before it was announced yesterday but I always felt confident that they would remain.

“The two players wanted to make sure they could see the season out with us and at this point we need them in the squad because they’re both important players for us so I’m happy.

“They’ve been fantastic professionals for the club and servants in all senses and when you have that level of professionalism within you it was a sign that they wanted to stay and see out this season at least.

“We’ll carry on talking and see but I think everybody’s focus now is on these next games for the individuals themselves and obviously us as a club.”

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