Pedro makes Chelsea U-turn on contract comments and cites ‘misinterpretation’

Chelsea winger Pedro insists recent comments he made about his future at the club were misinterpreted and he would like to stay.

The former Spain international has found himself out of favour this season at Stamford Bridge with several other players in his position ahead of him.

The 32-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and many are tipping him to move on to pastures new.

Boss Frank Lampard insisted that Chelsea were in talks with him over a new deal back in February, but negotiations appear to have stalled amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Recent quotes apparently attributed to the World Cup winner suggested that his time in west London was coming to an abrupt end, however.

"I’m terminating my contract, but right now it’s not the most important thing, nor have I stopped to think about it," Pedro told Spanish broadcaster Cadena Ser on Wednesday.

"From there on what has to do with my future will come, but right now it’s not the most important thing when you don’t even know when you’re going to train again."

But the player himself has since corrected those comments by claiming he would prefer to remain at the club past this summer.

"As many people know, my contract is up in May," Pedro told the club's official website.

"But I still haven't spoken to the club about whether or not it will be renewed and whether I'll carry on.

"I've seen loads of messages from Chelsea fans saying goodbye and thanking me for the time I've spent here, which I appreciate, but I'd like to tell all the fans simply that my current contract is coming to an end but I still have to talk to the club.

"I don't know whether I'll keep playing here or not. That conversation is still to come.

"But I have not signed for any other club. I belong to Chelsea.

"I have a contract. My wish is to be able to stay here but obviously we don't know what will happen. I have to speak to the club and let's see what happens."

Pedro is one of only a few players to have win every major trophy there is to win as a footballer.

After winning countless trophies with Barcelona, including three Champions League’s, he has also won the World Cup and European championships with Spain.

And at Chelsea he has won the Premier League, FA Cup, and Europa League.

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