Roma manager Paulo Fonseca has reportedly convinced Chelsea winger Pedro Rodriguez to join them on a free transfer this summer.

The 33-year-old will be free to leave the Blues when his contract ends on July 1.

There has been some talks about a short contract extension that would see him stay until the end of the season, but a longer-term deal seems unlikely.

Pedro has played a back-up role under Chelsea manager Frank Lampard this season, making just eight appearances in the Premier League.

With Hakim Ziyech’s transfer already announced back in February and Timo Werner’s reported deal, it’s likely the end of his five years spell at Stamford Bridge.

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According to a report from Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport, Roma boss Fonseca has told Pedro that he considers the winger “essential” for his 4-2-3-1 system.

Fonseca has also reportedly promised to do everything to facilitate the transfer, with Pedro looking to stay in Europe’s top leagues rather than more “exotic” options.

The report detailed Pedro would sign a contract worth €3million (£2.7m) plus bonuses, for two years with an option for the third.

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