PEDRO is poised to extend his special Chelsea connection by swapping Jose Mourinho’s new club Roma for Maurizio Sarri’s latest team Lazio.
The former Sapin winger, 34, played under both managers during his 2015-20 stay at Stamford Bridge.
Now the ex-Barcelona star is tipped for what could be his last big contract – a swansong free transfer move within Serie A.
Italian football journalist Fabrizio Romano predicts Sarri will finally land his man.
And it’s also thought the deal is a perfect solution to major financial headaches for both Roma and Lazio.
Pedro has not even featured in Mourinho’s pre-season TRAINING plans.
But Roma were unwilling to sell or loan him overseas because they would then lose tax breaks.
That sum could have amounted to around €3.5m – almost £3m.
Tax complications were also a reason why Pedro would not terminate his Roma contract.
Instead, he will move without a fee – which, handily, is the only way Lazio could recruit him.
They have been unable to register new players unless President Claudio Lotito ploughs in €10m – equivalent to around £8.5m.
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