Chelsea winger joins Newcastle on season-long loan deal

After arriving in town completing his medical yesterday, Chelsea winger (sometimes wingback) Kenedy has re-joined Newcastle United today, just as it had been rumoured since the end of the season.

The 22-year-old will spend the season on-loan at St James’ Park, with potential future consideration possibly making that the first of many seasons there.

Kenedy is Newcastle’s third acquisition of the summer. The Magpies had already strengthened by adding former Swansea City midfielder Ki Sung-yueng on a free (good business, that!) and making Sparta Prague goalkeeper Martin Dúbravka’s loan permanent for £4m.

Similarly, as reported by the Evening Standard’s Simon Johnson, Newcastle have a buy-option for Kenedy, for an unspecified amount. Chelsea had supposedly set the asking price at around £20m, which would’ve made him Newcastle’s record signing.

Kenedy spent the second half of last season on Tyneside already. He clearly enjoyed his time there, playing under Rafa Benitez, and they had made him a priority target in return. The youngster should be thus set for a good season.

“I am so happy with this interest from Rafa Benítez, that he came back for me. I want to keep it going, the work that I did here before, for the new season. I have received many, many messages on social media from the fans. They made me feel appreciated, so I wanted to come here in this new season and give everything on the pitch.”

-Kenedy; source: Newcastle United

Hopefully, Kenedy is able to carry on from where he left off and exceed expectations once again. The sky’s the limit, young padawan!

Ten Chelsea players could leave this summer, several named

The Italian media is expecting departures at Chelsea once Maurizio Sarri takes charge of the club.

It’s a newspaper Tuttosport who has a story about Chelsea’s ‘chaos’ today, saying there are ten players who are training at Cobham but shouldn’t stay for long.

Most of these transfers will obviously be the manager’s personal decisions, but the outlet points out a few moves which should happen once some signings are confirmed.

Tuttosport claims that Jorginho, Daniele Rugani and Gonzalo Higuain are three likely signings for the Blues this summer, and the Chelsea players who play in their roles could be at risk.

Just because of the defender’s arrival, for example, that could mean that either Cesar Azpilicueta or Andreas Christensen should lose the place in the team.

In Higuain’s case, that should mean problems for Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud.

Even though the Spaniard could still be used in a front three, the Frenchman, who’s expected to start the World Cup final on Sunday, would lose his place as the centre-forward.

And although Jorginho’s name isn’t related to any direct departure, Tuttosport still points out that the Blues have already put a tag price on both Eden Hazard and Willian.

Apart from Morata, and Tuttosport will talk about his wish to leave every time they get a chance, the newspaper doesn’t say much about Juventus having interest in any of these players.

But they are convinced that Sarri will have to sort out the Chelsea ‘chaos’.

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