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Newcastle United will reportedly have to pay the £15m asking price that Chelsea have placed on Kenedy should the magpies want to sign the Brazilian.
Rafael Benitez is desperate to keep hold of the Chelsea loanee beyond the end of this season, when his loan deal with Newcastle expires.
Kenedy scored his first goals for Newcastle on Saturday, a brace in their convincing 3-0 win against Southampton to ease their relegation fears with eight games in the Premier League season left. The temporary signing of Kenedy has been a shrewd piece of business by Benitez, who has had to continuously worked with limited funds during his time at St James’ Park.
Kenedy is still playing for Newcastle, he will hope to help the Magpies avoid relegation come the end of this season. Currently sat 13th in the table, Benitez’s side have an 18-day wait for their next game as they host fellow relegation rivals Huddersfield.