The January transfer window could be an important one for Newcastle United as they aim to reignite their season.
As it stands, the North-East outfit are staring at relegation as they sit one point from safety after losing eight of their last nine Premier League games.
Manager Rafael Benitez made it clear that he was not entirely happy with the business that was made in the summer, but it remains to be seen how much cash he will receive next month.
According to the Daily Mail, one deal has already been secured and that is the loan capture of Chelsea winger Kenedy.
The publication claims that the Magpies enquired about the 21-year-old in the summer, but were knocked back as Chelsea manager Antonio Conte felt that the youngster was needed at Stamford Bridge.
Now, though, it is believed that the West London outfit are prepared to offload Kenedy, who has made just three appearances in the EFL Cup this season.
Newcastle fans have had their say on the speculation.
— Richard McIntosh (@RMcIntosh1983) December 21, 2017
Interesting way of saying he’s a nightmare but we are desperate haha
— NUFC Trophy Virgins (@geordiedug2) December 21, 2017
Watched Kenedy at Stamford Bridge last night, and if it's numbers we're after, that's fine. But, he doesn't seem the type to make a difference to what we've already got, and lacks the traits we need right now.
— Gareth (@iamGWR) December 21, 2017
Not exactly what we need
— djavy (@djavy38) December 21, 2017
Kenedy on loan… because #nufc fans haven’t all been on this rollercoaster before. Spoiler: it goes nowhere
— Matt Roberts (@atwmroberts) December 21, 2017
Shame we couldn't get Kenedy in last window we've been in need of pace all season. Hopefully not the last we see come through the door in January #nufc
— Bryce Vella (@bv3lla) December 21, 2017
we need to sign an experienced players not a youngsters
— Faisal (@nufcQA) December 21, 2017