Interestingly, the Standard state that Chelsea actually rejected our request to include an option to buy the Brazilian in the summer, suggesting those on Stamford Bridge still believe he could have a future at the club.
The report also reveals that Chelsea would want to make a ‘significant profit’ on the £6.3m paid for the 22-year-old back in 2015, with claims over the weekend that he could even demand a fee of £20m following his impressive performances for NUFC so far.
Newcastle eye permanent deal to sign Kenedy from Chelsea
— Standard Sport (@standardsport) March 12, 2018
It’s worth mentioning that Chelsea are expected to part with Antonio Conte at the end of the season, meaning their new boss would more than likely want a good look at Kenedy over the summer before any permanent deal with us could be discussed.
There’s a lot to be decided on Tyneside before we even consider summer signings, with Premier League safety, a takeover and Rafa’s future all up in the air, however Kenedy looks a real talent and someone who may just unleash his potential at St James’ Park.
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