Antonio Conte, the former Italian boss has accumulated a strong side at the Bridge going into the next season.

He has let go of a number of fringe players and has bought in the likes of Michy Batshuayi and N’ Golo Kante to add to the squad and will be hoping to compete with the best in the business.

But with the transfer window still wide open, the Blues are still active in the market mainly for a defender and a striker.

However, in the meanwhile, Conte has also had to make sure that he holds on to players who are important to him and lets go of players who are not in his plans next season.

One such player who is not really the first choice for Conte next season is former Barcelona winger Pedro.

Pedro made a move to Chelsea just last year from Barcelona but has not been able to have the kind of an impact that was expected of him.


Having made a £19million, Pedro picked up injuries at tough times and was just not able to cement a place in the starting XI with the limited chances that he got in the previous season.

However, Conte seems to not have the Spaniard in his plans having left him out of the squad completely for a friendly against AC Milan recently.

He was however back in action in a more recent friendly but it is now understood that La Liga outfit Valencia are desperate for his signature this summer.

According to recent reports, Valencia are ready to pounce on the Spanish winger who is currently unsettled at the Bridge.

It is revealed that Valencia are ready to make a bid just shy of £17m and are expected to land the winger in the next few days.

The likes of Juan Cuadrado, Willian, Hazard, and Kennedy are the options for Conte next season and though Pedro is a decent option, he may not actually fit into Conte’s style and may have no real future at the Bridge in years to come.

So it would make sense for Pedro to leave Chelsea even if it is only after a year since his move to the Premier League. Do you think Chelsea should keep hold of the former Barcelona man this summer?


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