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Pedro is widely expected to leave when his contract expires this summer, but the Spaniard has not ruled out staying at the club, saying he is yet to meet with Blues bosses over his future.
The 32-year-old has made just nine appearances this season under the management of , falling behind the likes of Christian Pulisic, Callum Hudson-Odoi and in the pecking order at Stamford Bridge.
With the arrival of Hakim Ziyech from Ajax in June. the veteran Spaniard would see his first team options limited still further and it would be a surprise to see him stay in west London, but he insists that is still a possibility.
However, with ‘offers from many places’ it still seems most likely that the World Cup winner will find a new home ahead of next season.
‘The situation affected everything, so at the moment we are waiting for a meeting with ,’ said the Spaniard.
‘I must meet with the club, but I have offers from many places too.
‘I know that the contract is concluding, but we have not yet sat down to discuss whether to renew and continue here or not.
‘I’m waiting for the meeting with the club, but am also open to listening to other offers.
‘The priority right now is completing my contract, then we’ll see what happens.
‘I don’t know, I really don’t know. I have offers from many places and I’ll evaluate what to do next.
‘The truth is, I don’t know what’s going to happen.’
Pedro earns around £100,000-a-week at Chelsea a huge amount for someone who has become a bit-part player at the club under Lampard.
Willian, who has played 37 times this season and been a much more influential figure under Lampard, is also out of contract this summer and is yet to sign a new deal.
Chelsea are believed to want to keep hold of the Brazilian, who has worn the captain’s armband under Lampard, and as they prioritise a new contract for him, a fresh deal for Pedro looks all the less likely.
Willian has been open about the possibility of leaving Chelsea for another Premier League club, specifically in London, alerting the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham to his availability.
‘It really is a hard decision,’ he told YouTube channel . ‘I identified myself a lot at Chelsea, I have a lot of love for everyone at the club, and the fans.
‘However, it is like I said before, if I leave Chelsea with no trouble and leaving the doors open, it would be fine to move to a rival club.
‘I like London and so does my family. However, this is a question that I still don’t know the answer to, if I will stay at Chelsea, move to another team from London, or leave England.’
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