It has been reported that Manchester United will have to meet the release clause Barcelona have set if they want to sign Pedro.
The Spanish international international continues to be heavily linked with a Camp Nou exit after falling down the pecking order behind Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar and the Red Devils are at the front of the chasing pack to land his signature.
Spanish football expert Graham Hunter has told Sky Sports News HQ that if Louis van Gaal wants to successfully complete the transfer of 28-year-old forward Pedro, then United will have to pay the entire £21.2million buyout fee up front.
“Pedro accepts that leaving Barcelona is a real possibility but Barca seem to be sticking to that release fee of £21.2m,” Hunter said.
“They will not budge. They want 30m euros up front, not in chunks, not in delayed payments.
“It is thought Barca will also snub a bid in excess of 30m euros which is made in instalments.
“They have made it quite clear, they want the release clause paid up front. That is proving to be the sticking point.
“Add to the fact that Barca play the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup tie against Bilbao on Friday with a squad that is still tired and missing Neymar, who has mumps.
“So this could hold the deal up further.”