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SportChelsea keeping tabs on Kenedy as decision time about his future draws closer

15:25  11 february  2019
15:25  11 february  2019 Source:

Chelsea keeping tabs on Sporting's Bruno Fernandes

Chelsea keeping tabs on Sporting's Bruno Fernandes Chelsea are reportedly keeping tabs on Sporting CP midfielder Bruno Fernandes, but concerns over Maurizio Sarri’s position have raised doubts over a deal. Portuguese outlet O Jogo report that both Chelsea are and Atletico Madrid are fans of the player. Both clubs have reportedly made checks on the midfielder recently and have been impressed with his performances this season. The report states that both teams have enjoyed ‘positive observations’ of the player. © Gualter Fatia/Getty Images Sport Gualter Fatia/Getty Images Sport Fernandes has bagged himself 18 goals for Sporting in all competitions and that has not gone unnoticed.

Chelsea youngster Kenedy , currently on loan at Newcastle United, has been linked with a potential Kenedy has been utilized primarily on the left wing under Rafael Benitez, who’s become somewhat of a father Unsurprisingly, Kenedy has already hinted at his desire to stay for at least another season

While Kenedy and his father were “partners in crime” when it came to loving football, his mother was otherwise. Desperation was a common feeling for His instant success conquering the hearts of Newcastle fans had Kenedy open for a definitive stay in the city. “I am enjoying my time at Newcastle

Chelsea keeping tabs on Kenedy as decision time about his future draws closer © Stu Forster/Getty Images Sport Newcastle United v Manchester City - Premier League

Chelsea will sell Brazilian winger Kenedy in the summer unless his form improves during his loan spell at Newcastle, according to Simon Bird of The Mirror.

The 23-year-old had a very impressive spell with the Magpies during the second half of the 2017/18 season, but he’s failed to replicate that form during the current campaign after agreeing to spend the entire season on loan at St James’ Park.

Chelsea keeping tabs on Kenedy as decision time about his future draws closer © Mark Runnacles/Getty Images Sport Mark Runnacles/Getty Images Sport

Although he’s featured in 20 league games for Rafa Benitez this season, Kenedy has mainly found himself on the bench in recent weeks and has done little to force his manager’s hand in terms of selecting him to start more often.

Chelsea know that the futures of some of their current wingers, such as Eden Hazard, Willian and Callum Hudson-Odoi, are uncertain and as such, they’d be hoping to see Kenedy develop further so he can step into their shoes if one leaves the club.

However, it seems like the Blues are not holding their breath and they could sell the Brazilian in the summer if he fails to kick on at Newcastle.

Giroud rejects big-money offer from China.
Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has reportedly rejected a big-money contract to move to the Chinese Super League. According to French outlet L’Equipe, as cited on Sport Witness, the striker has been the subject of interest from China, but he has opted to stay at Chelsea, for the time being at least. It is claimed that a contract worth €10 million a year was on the line in China with Dalian Yifang, but the Frenchman was not interested in the move. Giroud has attracted a wealth of interest recently, with his immediate future at Stamford Bridge looking bleak.

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