NUFC edge closer to first January signing following some key developments at Chelsea

According to the Guardian, Chelsea are close to securing the £29m signing of Porto left-back Alex Telles – meaning Kenedy’s proposed loan move to NUFC should now be activated if and when the deal is completed.

It has been confirmed by various outlets (local and national) that a loan deal for Kenedy is all agreed betwen Newcastle and Chelsea, however it’s been known that his move will only go through once Antonio Conte finds a replacement.

Fortunately for us, that replacement looks close to arriving, with widespread reports – including one from the reliable Guardian – claiming that Chelsea are now close to agreeing a deal for Porto’s Alex Telles; a left-sided full-back who will be undoubtedly seen as his replacement.

Kenedy put in an unconvincing performance in the FA Cup when handed a chance against Norwich over the weekend, however he is a player Rafa has clearly wanted, with us having made attempts to sign him towards the end of the summer (only for Chelsea to block it after failing to find a replacement).

Hopefully we see Telles holding up the Chelsea shirt ASAP. That will be the biggest indicator yet that Kenedy will be on his way.

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

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