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.