A couple of Spanish players could be on their way out at Chelsea this summer, according to the latest reports.
Blues forward Pedro has revealed that he has held initial talks with Barcelona regarding a possible return to the Catalan club after only one season in the Premier League.
The 28-year-old joined the Blues in a £22 million move last summer but failed to impress during his debut season in the English top fligt.
“Hopefully (I can return to Barcelona) but I know it’s hard,” Pedro told beIN Sports, via Sky Sports. “I have already spoken about it with the president (Josep Maria Bartomeu) when we (Barcelona) were in the (Cup) final (when Barcelona beat Sevilla 2-0 last month) and spoke to all the people who want me there.
“It’s complicated, but I’ve always said that I would like to retire at Barcelona. However, I know it’s difficult because the years go by and the club has the best players in the world, it is a very demanding club and to return is complicated. But I do not rule it out either.”
Pedro, who has three years left on his current deal with the West London club, managed to score seven league goals in 27 appearances for the Blues last season.
Another player who could be leaving the Blues in the summer is midfielder Cesc Fabregas. Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo has claimed that the Spaniard is not happy at Stamford Bridge and has been offered to Real Madrid.
Fabregas, who was a key figure in Chelsea’s title success in the 2014/2015 season, struggled for his best form last season and is said to be looking for a way out from the club.
However, the report also states that Real Madrid are well stocked in central midfield and have turned the opportunity to sign the 29-year-old.
Both players are currently busy with the Spain national squad at the Euro Championships in France.