FRANK LAMPARD’S hopes of securing Pedro on a short term deal rest in Rome.
The winger has agreed a deal to join Italian side Roma but is now waiting on his new club to free up finance to pay his wages by offloading players of their own.
As a result Pedro’s future is in limbo and he is holding out on signing a contract to extend his time at Chelsea by six weeks.
The highly-decorated Spaniard was on the bench for Sunday’s 2-1 win at Aston Villa.
The deadline for signing short term contracts for the remainder of the season is today.
Pedro’s team-mate Willian is in the same position as he too becomes a free agent at the end of the month.
Chelsea boss Lampard repeated his desire after Sunday;s win for both players to stay on.
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