Newcastle look set to sign Kenedy on loan from Chelsea.
Magpies manager Rafael Benitez has spoken to Chelsea, where the Spaniard previously had a spell as interim boss, and a deal appears to be close.
Kenedy, 21, is not in Blues boss Antonio Conte’s plans for the coming season.
Last term the Brazilian had an injury-affected loan spell at Watford, making just one first-team appearance, as a substitute.
He was sent home from Chelsea’s pre-season tour of the Far East this summer after an offensive post about China on social media.