Chelsea in talks to sell Kenedy for £20m – but they’ll only sell to NUFC on one condition – Report

According to the Telegraph, Newcastle are in talks with Chelsea over a potential deal worth ‘around £20m’ for Kenedy – however their insistence on including a buy back clause in his contract looks set to be a potential stumbling block.

I can see the logic in them doing this, with him looking very good at NUFC during the one and only time he was given a fair chance in the Premier League, however it shouldn’t be a major concern of ours if you ask me.

He would have to look like an absolute world beater under Benitez for Chelsea to consider buying him back and if that’s the case, he must be playing VERY well for us – which can only be seen as a positive thing for Newcastle United football club.

It’s not ideal, but on a more promising note, it sounds like talks between Newcastle and Chelsea seem to be well underway and gathering some sort of pace.

Here’s what the Telegraph’s Luke Edwards has had to say on the deal this week:

“Newcastle are also trying to land Chelsea winger Kenedy for around £20m and the player is keen to sign for the club permanently after spending the second-half of last season on loan on Tyneside. 

“However, a potential stumbling block in those negotiations is that Chelsea will insist on a buy back clause in his contract.”

When signing a player who would almost certainly break your club record fee, I can see the reluctance to include a clause that would see him leave, but I wouldn’t have too many problems including a hefty buy back clause for Chelsea.

If we can sign him for ‘around £20m’, I’m pretty sure we’d all be delighted – regardless of any clauses put in place.

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4 thoughts on “Chelsea in talks to sell Kenedy for £20m – but they’ll only sell to NUFC on one condition – Report

  1. Olly

    Can you do me a favour and see if my info regarding Ritchie and Townsend is true and they have the same agent


  2. Spud you like: (Fancy writing for us? Send any articles/ideas over to us at & we’ll get back to you!

    Had a look and not sure mate.

    I know Lascelles, Darlow and Dummett’s is the same as Townsend’s.


  3. It’s very wrong the way professional football contracts work. What is deemed acceptable in sport would never be tolerated in industry, public sector, ngo, or social service employment contracts. There may well be authorities that are supposed to oversight and guide sport contracts, but some like a EEC or Royal Commission needs to put in place a far more fair and equitable system, much more in line with that which protects the rights of citizens. And, there needs to be a proper policing watch-dog authority, completely at arms distance from the sport, with wide powers and penalties to ensure transparency and compliance. All the crooks and cons currently exploiting the system will try to resist, but they only came up with all the add-ons and clauses and incentives for their own beneift, not that of the player, the fan or the sport and they make the system complicated, unfair and conter-productive for the future of the sport.
    An individual club cannot afford to stand on their principles, because the system is un-principled. It needs some larger body than the sporting bodies to set up the principles and ensure they are adhered to, so the clubs can just get on and compete fairly for the good of the game.


  4. We have the option to accept Chelsea’s conditions or not.

    The buy back clause would simply be an extension of the loan to buy with a release clause thrown in.

    THere’s nothing wrong with it – we just have to be careful to ensure that the buy back is a big enough number so that at worst we make a lot of money.

    It’ll be a few years until we get to the stage where we can keep good players, so what’s wrong with guaranteeing a return?


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