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Kenedy to have Newcastle medical ahead of season-long loan from Chelsea

Kenedy celebrates after opening the scoring at St James' Park
Image: Kenedy enjoyed a productive loan spell at St James' Park last season

Chelsea winger Kenedy will undergo a medical with Newcastle United on Tuesday ahead of a season-long loan move to St James' Park, according to Sky sources.

The 22-year-old spent the second half of last season with Rafa Benitez's side, scoring two goals in 13 appearances as he helped them to Premier League survival.

Kenedy returned to pre-season training with Chelsea on Monday, but will now travel to Newcastle on Monday evening ahead of the move.

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Newcastle are also keen on re-signing Andros Townsend, who left the club in 2016, with Crystal Palace understood to be willing to sell him for around £17m.

However, Sky Sports News understands Kenedy's move is independent of any deal for Townsend.

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Kenedy joined Chelsea nearly three years ago from Brazilian side Fluminense, but has played just 27 times for the club.

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