Sport Newcastle in talks over £20m deal to sign Brazilian

16:05  02 july  2018
16:05  02 july  2018 Source:   readsport.co

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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.

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After being sent home from the club’s pre-season tour, he found game time hard to come by under head coach Antonio Conte.

Crystal Palace set price on Newcastle target

  Crystal Palace set price on Newcastle target Newcastle target Andros Townsend has been priced at £18m by Crystal Palace. According to The Mirror, Newcastle are in talks to sign Townsend, but Palace are looking for £18m for the winger. Sky Sports News reported Newcastle’s interest earlier today. Twitter: SKY SOURCES: @NUFC interested in re-signing winger Andros Townsend from @CPFC. #SSN https://t.co/b8OXGLUyJ9 (@SkySportsNews) Townsend left Newcastle to sign for Palace when the club was relegated to the Championship in 2016. Palace triggered his £13m release clause at the time, following his £12m to Newcastle from Tottenham six months prior. The 26-year-old has gone on to score five goals in two Premier League seasons for Palace. Townsend made 13 Premier League appearances for Newcastle and netted four times, as he came close to keeping the club in the division.

Initial talks over a £15million proposal are understood to have taken place. Benitez has trusted Ritchie with providing a creative influence from wide but the Newcastle manager is not sure of playing the 28-year-old in more than 25 matches next season and might be open to sanctioning a move.

Newcastle have upped their bid for Feyenoord’s Nicolai Jorgensen but have failed to meet the club’s £ 20 m valuation. Swansea hope to seal an £18 m deal to re- sign Andre Ayew from West Ham. Euro Paper Talk : Chelsea agree terms over €35m Italy star; Inter strike deal for Man Utd, Spurs target.

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.

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Kenedy re-joins Newcastle on loan .
Chelsea have confirmed that Kenedy has today re-joined Newcastle United on a season-long loan deal. As per the club’s official website, Kenedy joins Rafa Benitez’s men after spending the second half of the season on loan there. The club’s report does not clarify whether or not the Magpies maintain the option to buy the player at the end of the loan deal. Previous reports have suggested that Benitez’s men will be given first refusal on the option to sign him permanently next summer. The Brazilian was a popular figure at St James’ Park, with many fans urging the club to re-sign the player this summer. Kenedy fell out of favour at Chelsea last season and was expected to be moved on this summer. The Brazilian has failed to realise his potential while at Stamford Bridge after arriving with a lot expected of him.

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