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Exclusive: Marcus Bent rules out Everton signing former Chelsea man Pedro

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recognises Pedro’s qualities, but exclusively told This is Futbol that he doesn’t expect Everton to pursue a deal for the Spaniard.

Earlier in the window, according to Italian outfit Calciomercato, the Toffees were interested in bringing the winger back to the Premier League.

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It’s less than 12 months since Pedro left to move to Roma following five highly successful years at Stamford Bridge.

Pedro impressed in the Italian capital last season, and was a regular under former manager Paulo Fonseca, scoring six goals and chipping in with seven assists in 40 appearances.

However, the picture appears to have changed for the 34-year-old following the appointment of Jose Mourinho, whom he briefly worked with before his sacking at back in late 2015.

And with Pedro reportedly not in Mourinho’s plans for the upcoming campaign, he could therefore depart after just one season in Serie A.

However, Everton have already added both Andros Townsend and Demarai Gray to their squad, and Bent told This is Futbol that Pedro’s age is likely to prove a factor for his former side:

“He’s still a class player, an experienced player, but I think with the young players we’ve got in the squad, going for a 34-year-old isn’t the way forward.

“Speaking to the people at Everton, I don’t think that’s going to happen because we’ve got youngsters in there that are doing well, so I don’t think that’s a way forward.”

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