Report: Newcastle United confident of agreeing Kenedy contract

Kenedy of Newcastle United during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Newcastle United at Selhurst Park on February 4, 2018 in London, England.

Newcastle United just need to get a fee agreed with Chelsea to bring Kenedy to St. James' Park.

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 the Chronicle, Kenedy’s wage demands are absolutely no problem for Newcastle United.

Newcastle had Kenedy on loan from Chelsea last season, and they are keen to tie him down to a permanent deal this summer.

Newcastle have reportedly told that a transfer is possible this summer by the London side, and the Magpies are hopeful of getting a deal over the line.

Kenedy of Newcastle United during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Newcastle United at Selhurst Park on February 4, 2018 in London, England.

For their part, Newcastle are confident of being able to afford Kenedy’s wages - and the do not envision any problems over negotiating a contract.

Kenedy, for his part, is also keen to move back to Newcastle, as reported by the London Evening Standard

However, Newcastle are fully aware that affording to buy Kenedy outright could be an issue.

Chelsea are said to want £30 million for the Brazilian, which would take up a sizeable chunk of Rafael Benitez’s transfer budget.

Kenedy of Newcastle United celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Southampton at St. James Park on March 10, 2018 in...

Newcastle are keen to have Kenedy in their squad for next season though, as he had such an impact at St. James’ Park last term.

Kenedy’s performances were a major reason why Newcastle were able to avoid the drop so comfortably, and if he was to arrive on a permanent deal, it would be a transfer which would be widely celebrated on Tyneside.

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