Chelsea forward Pedro is facing a decision on his future as a host of club aims to sign him on a free transfer, with Roma and Real Betis having entered the race to secure the 32-year-old's services.
The interest around the former Barcelona man could create problems for Chelsea, who will likely not finish the Premier League season until after his contract expires on 30 June.
FIFA guidelines have recommended that players see out their obligations for the season even if they agree on a pre-contract elsewhere, but the ruling by football's governing body is not legally binding.
Pedro makes up just a small part of a list of targets Roma are looking at to bolster their forward line, while Betis feel they can offer the Spaniard a comfortable homecoming back in La Liga.
The Seville-based outfit are prepared to resist approaches from Premier League clubs for key man Nabil Fekir and add Pedro – who would likely earn a similar salary to Fekir – to their squad.
Moving to Betis would mean taking a small pay-cut, but the offer of a longer-term contract in his home country may well be enough to convince Pedro to make the switch.
The La Liga side are understood to be keen to offload Christian Tello, Javi Garcia, Aissa Mandi and Sidnei to free up funds in order to bring in Pedro.