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Pedro's Chelsea future remains uncertain: 'I haven’t even stopped to think about it'

Evening Standard logo Evening Standard 25-03-2020 Matt Davies

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 08: Pedro of Chelsea celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Everton FC at Stamford Bridge on March 08, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Chris Lee - Chelsea FC/Chelsea FC via Getty Images) © 2020 Chelsea FC LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 08: Pedro of Chelsea celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Everton FC at Stamford Bridge on March 08, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Chris Lee - Chelsea FC/Chelsea FC via Getty Images) Pedro has revealed he is not thinking about his Chelsea future - unsure when he will even be able to return to training with the UK gripped by the coronavirus pandemic. 

The Spaniard's contract at Stamford Bridge expires at the end of the season and - although he is expected to find a new club in the coming months - he says there are more important issues to consider at this time.

The Premier League is currently suspended until April 30 at the earliest, while a meeting is to take place on April 3 to discuss the next steps.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 08: Pedro of Chelsea FC controls the ball ahead of scoring his teams second goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Everton FC at Stamford Bridge on March 08, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Chloe Knott - Danehouse/Getty Images) © 2020 Chloe Knott - Danehouse LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 08: Pedro of Chelsea FC controls the ball ahead of scoring his teams second goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Everton FC at Stamford Bridge on March 08, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Chloe Knott - Danehouse/Getty Images) A prevalent issue that has risen due to the league's postponement is what is to happen to those players whose contracts expire at the end of theseason. 

Pedro joined Chelsea from Barcelona in 2015 and has since played 201 games, scoring 43 goals.

While some outlets have reported Pedro has confirmed his Chelsea departure, he insists his future is still up in the air.

Speaking to Spanish radio station Cadena Ser, Pedro said: “My contract ends [in the summer], but right now that’s not the most important [thing]. I haven’t even stopped to think about it.

BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - MAY 29:  Pedro of Chelsea celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA Europa League Final between Chelsea and Arsenal at Baku Olimpiya Stadionu on May 29, 2019 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images) © 2019 Chelsea FC BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - MAY 29: Pedro of Chelsea celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA Europa League Final between Chelsea and Arsenal at Baku Olimpiya Stadionu on May 29, 2019 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

"Later, what has to be seen with my future will come, but right now it’s not the most important [thing] when you don’t even know when you will return to training…”

Pedro - whose concern regarding the rapidly spreading coronavirus is evident - has paid for 3000 protective screens for hospitals in Spain to help battle the pandemic.

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“The materials are a little scarce and everything that can done to help is welcome," he said.

"The hospitals told us that they are a good resource for them (the protective screens), which they use to isolate.

"We wanted to contribute our grain of sand with these protective screens.”

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