Chelsea have been searching for left-back defender to replaced injured Ben Chilwell as Thomas Tuchel bid for Lyon lonee return Emerson but the club turndown his bid and compensation twice.
Tuchel has moved on to recall Kenedy back to Chelsea from Brazilian club Flamingo to hold the position before Chilwell will be fit and back in action.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel confirms: “Kenedy is back [from Flamengo loan]. It’s a huge opportunity to make his mark on this team. We can’t say that Kenedy is the solution”.
Kenedy joined Chelsea in 2015 from Flamengo’s great rivals Fluminense. He featured most often in his first season in west London, playing 20 times under Jose Mourinho and then Guus Hiddink. He scored twice, including a goal inside 40 seconds at Norwich.
Seven appearances followed in the next couple of campaigns between loan spells at Watford and Newcastle. The 25-year-old scored his third Chelsea goal from left wing-back in a big League Cup victory over Nottingham Forest.
Prior to his time at Flamengo, Kenedy spent two years in La Liga, first with Getafe and then Granada. He is a Brazilian youth international.
In other loan news, our 22-year-old goalkeeper Jamie Cumming has been recalled from Gillingham and joined another League One side, MK Dons, for the remainder of this season.
Cumming played 22 times for the Gills and kept four clean sheets. MK Dons are fifth in the table.