Newcastle United planning ot sign Chelsea winger Kenedy from on a permanent basis this summer after the player has impressed since joining the Magpies on a loan deal for the rest of the season in January.

The 22-year-old South American attacker has already started more League games for Rafa Benitez’s side than in the previous two-and-a-half-year spell at Chelsea.

Chelsea turned down Newcastle’s request to include an option to buy the Brazilian ace, who found the back of the net twice against Southampton, as part of the loan negotiations.

However, the Magpies hopes to hold more talks with the Blues over a transfer.

Brazilian wing-man’s future at Stamford Bridge could depend on the next coach with Antonio Conte likely to leave the club after the end of the current campaign.

Chelsea, who paid Fluminense £6.3million his signature back in 2015, will want to make a significant profit even if they decide to sell the player.

Meanwhile, another Brazilian winger Willian has been linked with an exit from Stamford Bridge as Serie A giants AC Milan are ready to break the bank for his signature during the summer transfer window.

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