Chelsea forward Kenedy close to joining Watford on season-long loan - Sky sources

Kenedy of Chelsea goes past a challenge from Angel Di Maria of PSG
Image: Kenedy joined Chelsea from Fluminense in a £6.7m deal last summer

Chelsea youngster Kenedy is close to joining Watford on a season-long loan, Sky sources understand.

The 20-year-old left-sided forward is understood to be in talks over a move to the fellow Premier League club to continue his development.

He joined the Blues from Brazilian side Fluminense in a £6.7m deal last summer and immediately secured a work permit before featuring 20 times for Chelsea last season.

Kenedy of Chelsea and Aaron Lennon of Everton compete for the ball
Image: Kenedy was used more by Guus Hiddink towards the end of last season

The Brazil U20 international was used more by interim boss Guus Hiddink towards the end of Chelsea's previous, troubled campaign but he appears to be surplus to new manager Antonio Conte's requirements this season.

Kenedy was brought through the Fluminense academy and is considered one of Brazil's brightest prospects.

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