Pedro has been linked with a move to the north west of England all summer, but while Manchester United have dominated the column inches, it is Manchester City that are compelling punters to part with their cash.
A surge of betting activity emanating from Manchester has caused the odds on the Barcelona benchwarmer moving to the Etihad Stadium before the end of the window to be cut all the way in from 50/1 to 4/1.
Manchester United, having been as short as 1/10 to land the 28-year-old earlier in the summer, have drifted to 1/4.
bwin.com bookie Glenn Woodage said: “Everyone is talking about Pedro after his UEFA Super Cup winner, and there is a danger that Manchester United have waited too long to seal a deal.
“Manchester City are still eager to add to their frontline with Stevan Jovetic and soon Edin Dzeko leaving and, as their pursuit of Kevin De Bruyne is proving long-winded, Pedro is an attractive alternative.”
The Citizens are 7/4 Premier League title favourites having assumed instant leadership with a 3-0 win at West Brom, while Louis van Gaal’s men are a chunkier 11/2.