Chelsea winger Kenedy set to sign season-long loan at Newcastle after successful first spell at St James' Park
Chelsea's exciting winger Kenedy has agreed to join Newcastle on a season-long loan after a successful first stint at St James' Park last season.
- Kenedy joined Newcastle on loan from Chelsea last season, scoring two goals
- Brazilian impressed in North East and is now closing in on second stint at club
- Newcastle have fought off competition from Leipzig and others for his signature
- Kenedy is understood to be happy to return to St James' Park for entire season
The Brazilian is a fans' favourite in the North East after spending the last four months of the season there, and Rafael Benitez has since moved to re-sign the 22-year-old. Kenedy netted twice in 13 games, both against Southampton, during his initial stint at Newcastle, but his temporary spell saw fans desperate for him to return in 2018-19. That move is now nearing completion, as Chelsea allow the youngster some further first-team football opportunities away from Stamford Bridge.
There is plenty still to sort in west London with Chelsea's managerial situation in doubt, and Antonio Conte taking pre-season training despite his expected exit in the coming weeks.
Maurizio Sarri is waiting in the wings to take over on a £5.6million-a-year contract, as Chelsea look to end the long-running saga.
Kenedy's loan move looks set for completion before Sarri's arrival, as Newcastle get their man amid some competition from rivals.
RB Leipzig, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich had all taken note of his performances last season, with a view to a potential loan move.
Kenedy enjoyed his time at St James' Park last season though, and is understood to be happy to return for a longer spell under Benitez.
The Brazilian has been on the books at Chelsea since 2015 but he has only started five Premier League games for the Stamford Bridge outfit. His contract is due to expire in 2020. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-5931005/Chelsea-winger-Kenedy-set-sign-season-long-loan-Newcastle.html
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