Chelsea attacker Pedro will depart Stamford bridge at the end of the season. The former Barcelona striker has seen game time very hard to come by under manager Frank Lampard.

Aston Villa have been credited with a strong interest in the winger, and they are ready to submit an ambitious bid for the former Spain international at the end of the season. The bid from Villa is subject to their survival in the topflight. The claret and Blue Army are 19th in the Premier League table. They have 25 points after 19 games. They are two points behind Watford in 17th place.

The Telegraph reported in November last year that Aston Villa were prepared to take advantage of the player’s contract situation in January. But no deal materialized, as the world Cup winner stayed at Stamford Bridge.

Pedro has fallen down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge since the arrival of Frank Lampard.

Pedro, 32, has made just 18 appearances in all competitions so far this season, and with his contract set to expire at the end of the season, he will join a new club at the end of the season on a free transfer.

The winger did confirm earlier in the summer that he received offers to leave Chelsea, but he chose to fight for his place under the new manager. Things have not worked well between the pair. Portuguese giant Benfica were among the club’s rumored to have made a summer approach for the player.

The representatives of the player have also revealed that the player is attracting interest from the MLS and the Middle East. Barcelona legend and former teammate of Pedro, Xavi Hernandez, who is currently the manager of Al Sadd, has also revealed his desire to bring Pedro to the club.