According to a report from Sky Sports, both Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich are keen on Chelsea winger/wing-back Kenedy.
Kenedy, a 22-year-old Brazilian youth international, arrived at Chelsea from Brazilian outfit Fluminense in 2015 amid much fanfare.
However, since signing for the Blues, he has managed just 15 Premier League appearances, only one of which came last season.
A loan spell with Watford during the second half of last season also proved unsuccessful, with the South American managing just a solitary appearance for the Hornets.
On the move
In addition to his on-pitch struggles, Kenedy also had to be disciplined and subsequently sent home by Chelsea during the club’s pre-season tour of China last summer, after making insulting comments about the country.
The youngster was expected to move on in the weeks that followed as a result, but, with Chelsea having tried and failed to bring in Juventus left-back Alex Sandro until the closing stages of the transfer market, Kenedy was, in the end, forced to remain at Stamford Bridge to act as cover for Marcos Alonso.
He failed to make a single Premier League appearance for the Blues over the opening half of the season, though, managing just 5 outings between the Carabao Cup and FA Cup.
As such, following weeks of speculation, Kenedy eventually secured a move away from Stamford Bridge in January, joining Newcastle United on loan for the remainder of the campaign.
And the gifted South American has wasted little time in endearing himself to the Magpies’ faithful, having looked majorly impressive during his 8 Premier League outings to this point, racking up 2 goals and 2 assists, and putting in a blistering, match-winning performance versus Southampton this time last month.
With Chelsea having brought another left-sided Brazilian, in the form of Emerson, to the club from AS Roma in January, a permanent return to Stamford Bridge looks unlikely for Kenedy.
Newcastle are known to be keen on making their loan agreement for the talented Blues’ man permanent in the summer, but, as per the aforementioned report from Sky Sports this afternoon, the Magpies may well struggle to do so.
This is due to rumoured interest on the part of European giants Bayern Munich and PSG in Kenedy, with both clubs said to have been impressed by the performances of the Fluminense youth product at St. James’ Park.
As such, if a summer bidding war does in fact erupt, Newcastle are likely to be simply priced out of a move for the Selecao talent.