Report: Pedro hands Barcelona transfer request, Arsenal to express interest

Barcelona's Pedro Rodriguez scores his team's opening goal against Cartagena during their Copa del Rey match on December 6, 2013
Barcelona forward Pedro hands in a transfer request to the Camp Nou board, prompting Arsenal to enquire about the 27-year-old, according to reports.

Arsenal are edging closer to securing a deal for Barcelona forward Pedro following a transfer request to the Camp Nou hierarchy by the 27-year-old, according to reports.

The Gunners are said to have been tracking the Spain international's status in recent weeks, with reports indicating that he is unhappy at the Liga giants.

According to The Express, Pedro has handed a transfer request to the Blaugrana in a bid to secure more game time, which may prompt the North London outfit to swoop for him.

Pedro is thought to be valued at £25m.

Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (L) scores during the UEFA Champions League football match FC Barcelona vs Ajax Amsterdam at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on October 21, 2014
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