The "Toon" have already signed goalkeeper Martin Dubravka, who was also on loan at the club last season, and Ki Seung-Yeung from relegated Swansea City as Benitez looks to improve his side ahead of the Premier League season. The deal, however, is thought to be another loan deal after Chelsea were believed to have quoted £30 million to make the deal permanent.
The Newcastle faithful will have seen that first-hand during the five-months he spent at St. James' Park at the tail-end of last season.
During his time at Newcastle, Kenedy made 13 Premier League starts and became popular member of the side. The winger is keen to play a full season and does not know his situation at Chelsea, after being a bit part player since he joined the Blues back in the summer of 2015.
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Chairman Goodlatte made the announcement during an interview Thursday, saying the details are still being worked out. Trump criticized the two again ahead of the House hearing in a Twitter post from his trip to Europe.
Kenedy, 22, has travelled to Tyneside for a medical, having trained with Chelsea on Monday.
However, it isn't clear at this stage whether or not they will be handed the option of purchasing him outright at the end of the 2018/19 campaign.
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