Pedro is part of Barcelona's history - Bartomeu

The club president hopes to see the winger and Adriano stay at Camp Nou and says the team is strong enough to defend the Champions League

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu wants to see Pedro stay at the club, claiming he is part of Camp Nou history.

The Spain international has been linked with Manchester United in recent days after finding first-team football hard to come by last season, with Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez the undisputed starters in Barca's attack.

Bartomeu, however, hopes to see both the 27-year-old and full-back Adriano resist any offers from elsewhere this summer.

"Pedro only recently renewed. Sometimes he doesn't play much, that's true, but he's a part of the history of this club. He was part of the first treble, and now the second," he told the club's TV channel.

"Adriano brings us a lot."

Bartomeu has also backed the team to challenge on all fronts in the coming campaign and says they are well-placed to become the first team to defend the modern Champions League.

"We know it's difficult but we'll try to win everything. We've a great team to win the six titles," he said.

"Hopefully we can repeat the Champions League win, which nobody has ever done. We have a team capable of doing it."

Barca were hit with a €30,000 fine for displaying Catalan flags during the Champions League final in June and Bartomeu has once again criticised the decision.

"It's an unfair sanction," he added. "We have fans who have the right to freedom of expression."

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