Arsenal will face competition from Bundesliga side RB Leipzig for the signature of Chelsea winger Kenedy this summer.
Goal reports that Leipzig and Arsenal are leading the race to sign the Brazilian, who is facing an uncertain future at Stamford Bridge.
Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain have been briefly linked with the player, while Newcastle are also keen on a permanent deal but face the prospect of being priced out.
The winger was loaned out to the Magpies for the second half of the season when he fell out of favour under Antonio Conte.
With the latter closing in on a Chelsea departure, Kenedy may see that as a route back into the first-team squad at Stamford Bridge.
Emil Forsberg is being heavily linked with a move to Arsenal, who have been long-term admirers of the Swedish forward.
Kenedy could be seen as a direct replacement for the winger, who is being tipped to move on from the Bundesliga outfit this summer.
Sarri won’t take staff to Chelsea
Maurizio Sarri is on the verge of signing for Chelsea, but his coaching staff will remain at Napoli with Carlo Ancelotti.
Multiple Italian sources claim the club has agreed to bring in Sarri as a replacement for Antonio Conte, with an announcement expected over the next 48 hours.
La Gazzetta dello Sport suggest Eden Hazard, encouraged by the praise from his Belgium teammate Dries Mertens, is pushing particularly hard for this arrival.
However, while Sarri is taking his ‘Sarriball’ style of football to the Premier League, he won’t be accompanied by his coaching staff.
Assistant manager Francesco Calzona, collaborator Simone Bonomi and fitness coach Sinatti are remaining at Napoli and will work with new boss Ancelotti.
According to Tuttosport, the staff became increasingly irritated with Sarri after he signed a four-year contract with Napoli, whereas they were only given short-term deals.
Instead, Sarri could attempt a reunion with his old Empoli assistant manager Giovanni Martusciello, who is currently working for Inter.
He could also be joined on the Chelsea bench by club legend Gianfranco Zola.