Report: Chelsea indicate to Newcastle United that deal for Kenedy is possible this summer

Kenedy of Chelsea during the Carabao Cup Quarter-Final match between Chelsea and AFC Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge on December 20, 2017 in London, England.

Newcastle United are said to be in negotiations to sign Kenedy on a permanent deal this summer.

A detail of the tattoo on the head of Newcastle player Kenedy during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Burnley at St. James Park on January 31, 2018 in Newcastle upon...

According to a report in the Northern Echo, Newcastle United have been told by Chelsea that a deal for Kenedy is possible.

Newcastle have been chasing Kenedy for much of the summer so far, after the winger’s loan spell at St. James’ Park was highly successful.

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Newcastle are said to be in negotiations with Chelsea for the Brazilian now, and the Blues have reportedly indicated that a deal is possible.

Newcastle player Kenedy in action on his debut during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Burnley at St. James Park on January 31, 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

That news can only be treated as a major positive for Newcastle, although it is not yet clear whether Rafael Benitez’s side are pursuing a loan or a permanent deal for the winger.

Kenedy was in wonderful form after joining Newcastle in January last year, and his performances were a major reason behind why Benitez’s side were able to stay up so comfortably.

Kenedy of Newcastle United celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Southampton at St. James Park on March 10, 2018 in...

Newcastle have had a quiet transfer window so far, but really seem to be stepping up their attempts to make signings now, with Kenedy in their sights.

If Kenedy does arrive at Newcastle, he is likely to go straight into Benitez’s starting line-up for next term.

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