On Monday afternoon, Sky Sports have reported interest from Bayern Munich and PSG in one of the stars of Newcastle United’s recent upturn in form.

With two goals and two assists in his eight games for NUFC, Sky Sports say that this has alerted the French and German champions, as well as a number of Premier League clubs, to the talents of Kenedy.

The broadcaster says that their information is that PSG and Bayern Munich, as well as other clubs, have approached Chelsea and registered their interest.

Like so many players for Chelsea, Kenedy was bought in at a young age (19 from Fluminese in Brazil) with seemingly the only plan to keep him for a number of years, loan him out, and then sell at whatever profit they can get.

The winger though has only had one failed loan spell (at Watford) before rocking up at St James Park and impressing.

Despite being on Chelsea’s books for almost three years, Kenedy has only started five Premier League matches, with only one of those within the last two years.

Despite so little form to go on, Sky Sports claim that a number of European giants have asked Chelsea to inform them if they wish to sell.

The report claims that Bayern are particularly interested as they are set to lose both Robben and Ribery in the summer, as both out of contract and they are 34 and 35 respectively.

The 22 year old has done well at Newcastle in his short spell but it would surely take a major leap of faith to believe clubs such as Bayern Munich and PSG would be interested on the back of what he has shown so far.

Obviously, Newcastle fans are desperate to keep him because Kenedy has added an attacking threat and end product, but if trying to seal a permanent deal at the end of the season, it will surely be club further down the food chain than PSG and Bayern, who NUFC would be competing with.

Unlike with Martin Dubravka, Newcastle United didn’t agree any pre-arranged price for a permanent Kenedy move to St James Park at the end of the season, if player and NUFC wanted a deal to happen.



  • Rich Lawson

    BBC footy says today that both Ribery and Robben will get new contracts,we’ve read a post on here where he says he would love to sign for us and has been frustrated by previous lack of game time.Both big clubs,but he would be benched or loaned straight away with both ?

    • Wor Lass

      Thats what we want – players who want to be with us. That`s one of the reasons I like Perez so much.

      • MichaelMaximusMoose

        He has the ability but needs to produce more often, i like the lad so fingers crossed

  • Wor Lass

    I don`t mean to take anything away from the impact of Dubravka, the continued great form of lascelles and Dummy or the improved form of the likes of Jonjo, Mighty Mo, Ayoze and Lejeune but Kenedy has been the key signing for me, this season. He hasn`t always played brilliantly but the energy, commitment and sheer belief that the game`s there to be won has spread out from him and infected the whole of the squad. He gave us a lift when we really needed it and just lights the game up. I reckon Chelsea`ll price him out of Fatty`s price-range (not difficult!) but it would be magic if we did land him.

    • Andy Mac

      “He gave us a lift when we really needed it” because he’s a quality player. The type we dont normally attract because the Fatman has an aversion to spending money on them. NUFC will always be an also ran club while he’s still in charge

    • Vincent Gigante

      He had a massive impact on the crowd as well. Your almost twitching to stand up when he gets the ball and the noise has been turned up considerably.
      Two key elements of Newcastle sides have always been a left winger and a centre forward who play the same tune.

  • Natturner26

    Slimani’s only played 15 minutes for us thus far, but for me the top priority right now should be signing all three loan signings on permanent deals. They are all here now, so hypothetically signing them should be easier than signing strangers.

    They are all much better than what we have, and without Dubravka and Kenedy we’d still be in the thick of a relegation battle.

    Even if we paid a high fee for Kenedy, he could be off to a Champions League club in a couple of years for a new record fee. He would be a good investment for our owner.

    • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

      He would but to buy a player, you need 3 parties to be willing.

    • Anita kick up the Hoop

      Slimani is too old to pay a large fee for .. Rafa will have a list of better, younger alternatives in his mind in the same sort of style as Slimani.

      • Natturner26

        Every team needs a couple of experienced players. We have a very young team. 29 is a good age for a striker for me.

  • Dillon Tovak

    This site always tries to make out everything is unbelievable or a stretch of the imagination.

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    We can`t compete with PSG or Bayern, indeed we cant compete with anybody as long as the Pig is here.
    Does he want to go from sitting on the bench at Chelsea to sitting on the bench at PSG or Bayern.
    If the Fat Lad leaves & Rafa stays with new owners Kenedy may well opt to stay with us if Chelsea are willing release him

  • Wezza147

    PSG and Bayern will offer 20M plus. We will offer considerably less.

  • Anita kick up the Hoop

    This is exactly why you shouldn’t be able to loan players from clubs in the same division without a cast iron Agreement to buy written into the deal.

    • Wor Monga

      We needed players who Rafa knew could perform, at PL level…Chelsea weren’t prepared to sell the lad even if Ashley had been prepared to pay a transfer fee, which he wasn’t…Slimani was way out of Ashley’s price range especially after having bought a £15m striker who Rafa considered to be unnecessary…

      …we still had a real threat of relegation then, and neither of the 2 PL loan players would have agreed to anything that could bind them to a relegated club…even if the club would meet the cost in the summer..which is very doubtful anyway…

      …2 of the 3 loans (Kenedy and Dubravka) have been instrumental in lifting us into the top half of the PL, and 3 might just take us that bit higher…with the stupid ruling you put forward on here, and us without them I hate to think where we’d be right now!!!

      • Anita kick up the Hoop

        Take us and how we’ve been affected out of the equation.. as a FA & Premiership rule it’s wrong to loan players between clubs in the same division .. as you say the effects are huge .. unless you have a cast iron clause in the deal to buy after X amount of appearances a straight loan is unfair and usually benefits the player and the club loaning him out long term.

        • Wor Monga

          Yes…but the club that needs a loan player is always the one that is more desperate to complete any deal, and get the player in…that ensures they’d never be in a position of strength to dictate any loan conditions…

          if a loaning club (ie Chelsea) wanted to keep their player at the end of the loan, and a selling clause was mandatory then they just wouldn’t agree to loan the player out (ie Kenedy)!!!

          • Anita kick up the Hoop

            Well yes, but that’s the point. If a club can’t afford a player they shouldn’t have that player .. it can lead to Chairmen or managers doing mates in the game favours and relegating other clubs who don’t have friends in high places … it creates a false economy if Man City loan say Swansea a couple of top players paying most of their wages & Chelsea loan them a player on the same basis with no chance that Swansea can ever realistically afford these players or that they would want to play there permanently and these players secure points that send Watford down because their manager or chairman doesn’t have the friends network .. that can’t be fair.. if you had to prove you were going to buy that player outright after the loan it would be different.

          • Wor Monga

            I take what you’re saying, but it’s always a risk that a loan player will not slot successfully into the team that he’s going into…he will almost certainly be a young fringe player with little or no experience of playing at the top level, and well away from any chance of first team selection at his PL club…

            …the rules allow it, and because Ashley wouldn’t allow in the past we’ve suffered more than others…now we’ve done it, and benefited from it so why would you want to change it?!!!

          • Anita kick up the Hoop

            Because rules are there to ensure fairness to all not just when the dice roll in your favour … loaning players to clubs in the same division is open to corruption and that can’t be right

          • Wor Monga

            I’m struggling a bit here with your moral stance on the subject of loans,fairness and corruption…especially since we have decided to use them this season for the first time, and it’s working to our advantage…

            …have you got a problem with us having Kenedy, Slimani and Dubravka because it’s unfair on the teams below us…or if not, it begs the question of why does it bother you so much now when it’s gone on for years without any complaint from PL clubs!!!

          • Anita kick up the Hoop

            You miss the point, I’m over the moon we got Kenedy, Dubravka doesn’t come into it because he isn’t on loan from a club in the same division and we have a option to buy…. Slimani hasn’t played but the principal is the same .. I’ve always believed it’s wrong to loan players between clubs in the same division and it used to be banned.

  • Thefootballerwhocouldfly

    So begins Ashley’s PR stunt with Sky Sports Direct…..

  • Wor Monga

    This looks very like Chelsea and Kenedy’s agent trying to drive the asking price up…the player is totally without experience at the top end of the PL, in International competition or the CL, but they know that we are interested now, and they want to drive up the asking price…IMO neither PSG or Bayern Munich would want him as a first team regular at this point in time!!!

  • Mike

    he is not our player anyhow…so cant see the fat lad coughing up