Newcastle United remain hopeful about their chances of signing Kenedy from Chelsea on a permanent basis this summer.
The Daily Mail claim that Rafa Benitez is still interested in a £10 million deal for the Brazilian.
The former Chelsea boss is thought to be keen on rebuilding his Newcastle squad around the player should he join on a permanent basis.
Talks are reportedly planned for when the club’s relegation fears are firmly put to bed.
His availability has reportedly put the likes of Arsenal, Tottenham and Bayern Munich on red alert.
The player’s future at Stamford Bridge remains uncertain after he fell out of favour under current boss Antonio Conte.
The Italian is widely expected to leave Stamford Bridge this summer, which could open the door for a return to Chelsea.
Kenedy has been in sensational form for Newcastle since joining them on loan in January.
The Brazilian has added flair and pace to the Magpies’ attack, playing a big role in all-but securing their place in the Premier League next season.