After confirming the signing of Brazilian wonderkid Nathan on Thursday, a slew of media reports have suggested that Chelsea are also closing in on the signing of Kenedy.
Robert Kenedy Nunes do Nascimiento is a 19-year-old forward currently playing for Fluminense’s first team.
So far in 2015, Kenedy has scored three goals in 10 appearances for Fluminense in the Carioca – the local Rio championship before the Campeonato Brasileiro begins.
He started Fluminense’s first game in the Brazilian top flight last week.
Kenedy has starred for Brazil’s youth teams and also shown enough talent for Fluminense to suggest a Chelsea move is entirely possible.
Sky Sports this week reported that both Chelsea and Manchester United are chasing Kenedy, but it would appear that the Blues are leading the race.
Predominantly left-footed, Kenedy has been compared to Hulk but would appear to be a lot quicker than the Zenit St Petersburg forward.