Chelsea are willing to agree a permanent deal with Newcastle United for Kenedy, but the Brazilian won’t come cheap.

Kenedy spent the final five-months of the season on-loan with the Magpies. He scored two goals and provided two assists in the Premier League. The two goals were a game-changing brace against Southampton. It’s no surprise that he became a fan-favourite at St. James’ Park in such a short period of time.

It’s also no surprise that Newcastle appear keen on signing him on a permanent basis. According to the Northern Echo, Rafa Benitez’s men do not believe they can afford to buy him outright this summer, but have proposed an initial loan deal with an option to buy in a year’s time.

Chelsea appear open to the idea of selling Kenedy, but only for the right price. It’s claimed that we will only agree to a permanent option in the deal if Newcastle agree to pay somewhere in the region of £30M to sign him next summer. Though we’d be reluctant to allow the 22-year-old to leave, that seems like a fair price.

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