Liverpool eyeing move for 22-year-old PL rivals versatile winger

Liverpool set to launch a bid for £20m-rated Chelsea man, while Arsenal are secretly plotting the £44m departure of one of their biggest assets, according to Tuesday’s European papers.

The Reds are poised to make contact with Chelsea to bring Kenedy to Anfield, according to reports from the Brazilian press. The tricky winger has shone during his loan spell with Newcastle this season after struggling to make an impact at Stamford Bridge and Globe Esporte reckons Jurgen Klopp has asked club hierarchy to bring him to Anfield.

The Brazilian has thrived during his time on Newcastle United and hinted in the club’s programme notes on Saturday that he would be happy to stay at St James’ Park. “I’m really glad to be here. And the club – they have helped me with everything. The city is very good too,” the 22-year-old said. “I have to give my best, 100 percent, and work hard for it – and never disappoint them.”

Kenedy has been capped by Brazil from U17s to U23s but is yet to make the step-up to the senior side.