Sport Benitez remains keen on permanent Kenedy deal

14:27  02 july  2018
14:27  02 july  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Chelsea in talks with Newcastle over £20m Kenedy deal

  Chelsea in talks with Newcastle over £20m Kenedy deal Chelsea are in talks with Newcastle over a £20 million deal for Brazilian winger Kenedy. Simon Johnson of the London Evening Standard reports that the player could be set to join the Magpies on loan with the option to buy. Rafa Benitez’s men have been keen to bring in the winger on a permanent basis after he enjoyed a successful stint on loan at St James’ Park. Kenedy, who joined Chelsea with much promise, had fallen out of favour at Stamford Bridge last season. After being sent home from the club’s pre-season tour, he found game time hard to come by under head coach Antonio Conte. Kenedy joined Newcastle on loan during the January window and added some much-needed pace and trickery to their attack, playing a key role in their survival push. Newcastle have also been linked with a move for Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend, but Kenedy has been a key target for Benitez since the end of the season.

Chelsea’s Kenedy remains a target for Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez , despite the player being linked to Arsenal, Spurs and Bayern Munich. The Daily Mail claim that Rafa Benitez is still interested in a £10 million deal for the Brazilian. The former Chelsea boss is thought to be keen on

The 21-year-old has struggled for appearances at Chelsea, but is regarded as an exciting prospect by Benitez . There is not said to be a fee set to make the move permanent yet, but Kenedy is believed to be keen on joining Newcastle for the years ahead, if he is given regular game time this season.

Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez is still holding out hope he can secure a permanent deal to sign Kenedy from Chelsea.

The Telegraph reports that the Brazilian winger remains firmly in Benitez’s sights after he enjoyed a fruitful loan spell at the club last season.

Chelsea are open to selling Kenedy this summer, but interest is likely to mount as other clubs become aware of his availability, something that may price Newcastle out of a deal.

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Benitez is in the market for a new winger, with Kenedy and Andros Townsend both transfer targets.

Newcastle in talks over £20m deal to sign Brazilian

  Newcastle in talks over £20m deal to sign Brazilian Newcastle United are in talks with Chelsea over a deal to re-sign Kenedy on loan, in a deal that would include the option to buy. Simon Johnson of the London Evening Standard reports that two clubs are discussing a £20 million deal for the Brazilian winger. Rafa Benitez’s men have been keen to bring in the winger on a permanent basis after he enjoyed a successful stint on loan at St James’ Park. Kenedy, who joined Chelsea with much promise, had fallen out of favour at Stamford Bridge last season. After being sent home from the club’s pre-season tour, he found game time hard to come by under head coach Antonio Conte. Kenedy joined Newcastle on loan during the January window and added some much-needed pace and trickery to their attack, playing a key role in their survival push. Newcastle have also been linked with a move for Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend, but Kenedy has been a key target for Benitez since the end of the season.

In fact, their performances on the wing and between the sticks helped Newcastle to go on a four-game winning streak in the Premier League to ensure the club's survival, leading Benitez hopeful of making their deals permanent . Benitez : Dubravka, Kenedy key to turnaround. All comments.

Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez is keen to tie up permanent deals for Martin Dubravka and Kenedy despite his own future on Tyneside remaining undecided.

Scottish international Matt Ritchie is attracting interest from Stoke and Middlesbrough, which could raise enough funds to secure a deal for either of the aforementioned targets.

During his time at the club, Kenedy became a hit with the fans at St James’ Park for his pace and trickery on the ball. He went on to play a key role in helping the Magpies avoid relegation back to the Championship.

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Newcastle United boss planning for the future .
Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez wants to stay at the club for the next “five or 10 years” as long as he continues to receive the backing of the club’s owners, Sky Sports reports. The Spaniard took charge of the Magpies in 2016 but failed to stop the side from suffering relegation from the Premier League. Benitez did however secure his side’s return to the top flight at the first time of asking, before securing an impressive 10th place Premier League finish last season. Benitez is keen to stay at the club for the foreseeable future and is currently in discussions with owner Mike Ashley over a contract extension. However, the club’s recruitment policy has often caused tension between the pair, 58-year-old Benitez speaking out about his concerns. “I’d like to stay here for five years or 10 years if it’s possible because I can see the potential, the fans and the city. Everybody (needs to be) pushing in the right direction.” “But we have to do things like I imagine has to be done in a football club.” Newcastle have already secured the services of three players this summer after completing deals for Ki Sung-Yueng and goalkeeper Martin Dubravka permanently and Kenedy on loan from Chelsea. However, the Spaniard is keen to add further additions to his squad ahead of another upcoming Premier League campaign. “If you are ready and you do what you have to do there is plenty of time. It’s just to be sure when you go for a player you make sure you sign him.” “You don’t want to waste too much time so you know more or less then you go (for it) and that’s it.

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