Flamengo set to close loan deal for Chelsea ace


The soap opera about Flamengo’s hiring of Kenedy is about to end after weeks of negotiations.

According to the Brazilian newspaper O Dia (Going through UOL Esport), Chelsea agreed to transfer the midfielder. Chelsea are said to allow the 25-year-old to take out a 12-month loan with a € 10million option to buy clause.

The report adds that the two sides are expected to finalize the deal this weekend now that the London-based club are ready to do business with other players after Romelu Lukaku’s transfer closes.

Chelsea acquired Kenedy in 2016 for $ 10 million. The athlete, however, has never been able to establish himself at the London club and accumulates loans in English and Spanish football.

The Brazil international spent last season alongside CF Granada in La Liga, where he made 44 appearances, scoring eight goals and registering six assists.

Once Flamengo closes the Kenedy loan deal, they will turn to Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira. TNT Sports report that the South American club have already made a loan offer for the 25-year-old.

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