Chelsea have agreed a £6.3m fee with Flumuninse for youngster Kenedy, according to Brazilian source Globesporte.
The 19-year-old is a hot prospect who impressed at this summer’s FIFA Under-20 World Cup in New Zealand, where he helped his side to a runners-up finish, and would be the latest in a long line of Brazilians to make the move to Stamford Bridge.
Spanish source Sport reports that Barcelona were also interested in the player but confirm that the teenager is set to move to Stamford Bridge.
Jose Mourinho looks to have beaten Man United boss Louis van Gaal in pursuit of Kenedy (Via the Daily Express) and one wonders if the attacker would be ushered directly into the Chelsea first team set-up for 2015/16, or loaned out.
Kenedy will have to fight for recognition in Chelsea’s expansive squad with a number of his fellow countrymen on the periphery.
21-year-old right-back Wallace, signed by Chelsea in 2013, is still yet to play a senior fixture for the Premier League side, whilst Lucas Piazon has managed just one top tier appearance in the three and a half years he has spent at the West London club.
Brazilians Willian, Oscar, Ramires and Filipe Luis are all prominent members of Chelsea’s first team set-up and Kenedy will hope to forge a meaningful career at Stamford Bridge.
Kenedy has made 40 appearances for Fluminense’s senior side.