Newcastle are in talks with Chelsea over a season-long loan for winger Kenedy.
Rafa Benitez met the Brazilian in London yesterday while he was attending the Premier League launch, and he hopes to bring him to the North East before Sunday’s opener against Tottenham.
The Brazilian was sent home from Chelsea’s pre-season tour of China after posting a disparaging video on his Instagram account.
Antonio Conte has washed his hands of the Brazil Under-20 international and has now sanctioned his departure on loan to newly promoted Newcastle.
Toon boss Rafa Benitez has made it clear he is unhappy with the club’s lack of transfers this summer.
But the former Stamford Bridge chief has had a breakthrough after snapping up the Brazilian from his old club, according to the Mirror.
Kenedy plays mainly as a left-winger but can also slot in at left-back.
He joined Chelsea in a £6.3million move from Fluminese in 2015.