Newcastle are in talks with Chelsea over the transfer of winger Kenedy to St James’ Park on a season-long loan.
Rafa Benitez met the Brazilian in London on Wednesday while he was attending the Premier League launch, and he hopes to bring him to the North East before Sunday’s opener against Tottenham.
Chelsea Football Club and Newcastle has reach an agreement for the permanent transfer of Christian Atsu on a four-year deal for a fee believed to be around £6.2m.
Newcastle Manager Rafael Benitez said: “We are happy to sign a good player. He’s shown us that he’s a good professional and someone who is very keen to learn and improve. Christian has been a key part of our promotion campaign and he wants to help us to build something for the future.”