Sarri relentless in efforts to raid Chelsea as Juventus join race for winger


Juventus have joined the race for Chelsea winger Pedro, as he nears the end of his contract, according to reports in Italy.

Pedro has been at Stamford Bridge since 2015, but appears to be nearing the end of his stay in London, with his current deal set to expire at the end of June.

Despite being urged to try and retain his services by one former Chelsea midfielder last month, the Spaniard does not look likely to extend, meaning he will be searching for a new club when the transfer window opens.

Previous reports have indicated that Pedro’s future could lie in Serie A, with Roma ready to present a contract offer worth just half his current salary in an effort to sign him.

However, there is now a new Italian suitor for the 32-year-old, who would be more likely to afford a bigger economical package, as Calciomercato claim that Pedro is a “concrete objective” for Juventus.

A move to Turin would see Pedro team up once more with Maurizio Sarri, who was his coach at Stamford Bridge last season and is eyeing up reunions with several of his former squad members.

While the agent of Emerson Palmieri has denied any contact amid links with such a move, a bid for Jorginho remains on the radar, despite Frank Lampard being eager to keep the central midfielder.

Given his expiring contract, Pedro would be a more achievable target for Sarri, as long as Juventus can offer him a longer contract than the one put on the table by Roma.