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Liverpool, Arsenal looking to ‘hijack’ Newcastle’s bid for Chelsea forward — report

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Hmm... what?

Chelsea attacker Kenedy has made quite an impression on loan at Newcastle, which has the locals very keen on retaining him for at least another year, either on loan, or, preferably on a permanent transfer. But while they and manager Rafael Benitez realize that the former option is much more likely at this point, their task will be made tougher by the constant added interest in the youngster from other, bigger teams.

According to the Chronicle (via the Mirror), the latest club to join the race are... Liverpool, with Arsenal’s name also brought up in passing interest.

Hmm... what?!

Kenedy apparently likes playing in Newcastle, so another loan could be the easy, obvious solution. But he only has two years left on his Chelsea contract at this point, so his potential transfer value will be at a high point. With the likes of PSG and Bayern supposedly also circling, a more complicated solution could be on the cards as well.

(Or Kenedy’s agent is doing agenty things, and considering that his name is Kia Joorabchian, that’s also a likely scenario.)