Wednesday, 19 August 2015
Chelsea sign Pedro
The 28-year-old, who was a target for Manchester United, is flying to London to finalise terms on the transfer.
The Spain international is a product of the La Liga club's academy and has scored 99 goals in 326 appearances since his debut in 2008.
He will be Chelsea's second signing in less than a week after the arrival of Ghana defender Baba Rahman.
They are also keen to sign England defender John Stones from Everton, who have already turned down offers of 48 million and 62 million and, reportedly, a third worth 71 million dollars.
Pedro's arrival could result in Colombia winger Juan Cuadrado leaving Chelsea after a disappointing seven months at Stamford Bridge.
The champions are without a win in their opening two Premier League games for the first time since 1998 after following up their 2-2 draw with Swansea with a comprehensive 3-0 defeat at last season's runners-up Manchester City.
The Blues travel to West Brom this weekend before a home game against Crystal Palace on 30 August, two days prior to the transfer window closing on 1 September.