Report: Kenedy close to becoming Newcastle United's third signing of the 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...

Newcastle United are said to be close to bringing in Chelsea winger Kenedy on loan with a view to a permanent deal.

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - MARCH 10:Joselu of Newcastle United and Kenedy of Newcastle United celebrate victory after the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Southampton...

According to the Telegraph, Newcastle United are close to signing Kenedy from Chelsea on a loan deal, with a view to a permanent transfer at the end of the season.

Kenedy spent the back end of last season on loan at Newcastle, and his performances caught the eye at St. James’ Park.

Rafael Benitez has wanted the winger back ever since, and it seems that he is set to get his wish.

Kenedy of Newcastle United during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Huddersfield Town at St. James Park on March 31, 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Newcastle are now edging very close to snapping up Kenedy, in what will be their most exciting transfer move of the summer so far.

The Brazilian is hugely popular on Tyneside, due to the success of his loan spell last season.

Kenedy was one of the major reasons why Newcastle were able to stay in the Premier League so comfortably.

Kenedy of Newcastle United reacts during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and West Bromwich Albion at St. James Park on April 28, 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

The suggestion that Newcastle look set to agree a fee to buy Kenedy for at the end of this campaign will also please Benitez, who has been desperate for the powerful wide-man to return.

Kenedy looks set to become Newcastle’s third signing of the summer, after the arrivals of Martin Dubvraka and Ki Sung-Yeung.

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