Transfer Talk: Chelsea closing in on Pedro

The Spain international is believed to be considering his options at the Camp Nou, despite Blaugrana manager Luis Enrique stating earlier this week that he wants the attacker to stay.

Chelsea are the frontrunners to secure the services of the 27-year-old, having triggered the £22m buy-out clause in the player’s contract.

In another potential move from Spain, Manchester United are thought to have put in a revised €45m bid for Real Madrid centre-back Sergio Ramos, according to AS.

The Red Devils are believed to have already had their first bid knocked back for the experienced defender but manager Louis van Gaal has not given up hope of landing the Spaniard just yet.

However, the new bid of 45m euro is still considered to be way below what Real would want to let one of their mainstay players leave the Santiago Bernabeu this summer and United might have to turn their attentions to other targets.

Moving on to news regarding Sunderland and the Black Cats look set to land Netherlands international Jeremain Lens from Dynamo Kiev.

The player sent an image via his Twitter account of him boarding a plane to the UK, ahead of his medical at the Stadium of Light.

Sunderland are thought to be close to announcing the completion of the 27-year-old’s move from the Ukraine to the Wearside outfit.

Meanwhile, Arsenal could be set to see a player leave the Emirates in the coming days, with full-back Nacho Monreal being strongly linked with a move to Athletic Bilbao, according to AS.

The publication claims that after lengthy discussions, the La Liga club are close to getting a three-year deal, with the option of a further year, over the line for the defender.

A fee in the region of 10m euro is thought to be enough to secure the services of Monreal, who is currently with the rest of the Arsenal squad on their pre-season tour in Singapore.

Finally news from the south coast and Dutch paper De Telegraaf claims Southampton are set to land Dutch international Jordy Clasie from Feyenoord.

A fee, in the region of £12m, was believed to have been agreed on Tuesday night and the midfielder should be making his way to St Mary’s shortly to discuss personal terms and complete his medical before a switch to the English top flight.