Report: Benitez may target Chelsea for Newcastle signings, no issue over Kenedy flop

Rafael Benitez, manager of Newcastle United, applauds the fans after the match during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Newcastle United at Craven Cottage on May 12, 2019 in...

Newcastle United will be looking for new signings this summer.

Rafael Benitez, manager of Newcastle United, applauds the fans after the match during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Newcastle United at Craven Cottage on May 12, 2019 in...

According to The Chronicle, Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez may still look to sign loanees from Chelsea this summer despite Kenedy's disappointing spell.

The Magpies saw Kenedy impress on loan last season, and fought hard to bring him back to St James' Park – but the deal didn't pay dividends.

Kenedy, 23, registered just one goal and one assist this season, and hasn't started a single league game in 2019 having fallen down the Newcastle pecking order.

 

The Chronicle now report that Chelsea are ready to sell Kenedy for a cut-price fee, but Newcastle still aren't interested after his flop of a season on Tyneside.

However, it's noted that Rafael Benitez may still look to sign Chelsea talents this summer, with no hard feelings with the Blues over Kenedy's poor season.

Benitez has 'excellent' links to the Blues, and even though Chelsea may be disappointed with Kenedy's lack of progress, Benitez may still be able to raid his former club for some loan talent.

Kenedy of Newcastle United during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Arsenal FC at St. James Park on September 15, 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.

One player who may fit the bill is striker Tammy Abraham, as The Northern Echo reported just last week that Newcastle want to take him on loan.

That would certainly make sense if Salomon Rondon isn't signed permanently, but one thing is for sure – Kenedy wont be in a Newcastle shirt next season.

Tammy Abraham of Aston Villa celebrates scoring his sides penalty during the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Semi Final first leg match between Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion at Villa...

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