Kenedy lined up for Newcastle loan move

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Kenedy looks likely to join Newcastle on loan from Chelsea when the transfer window reopens next month.

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez was close to signing the Brazilian on loan during the summer transfer window.

The former Chelsea interim boss remains interested in Kenedy, who featured in the Blues’ Carabao Cup quarter-final win against Bournemouth on Tuesday evening.

This time the deal looks like going through, giving Kenedy, 21, the chance to play first-team football for the remainder of the campaign.

His outing against Bournemouth was his third appearance of the season and he has yet to feature in the Premier League this term.