Leeds United enquire about Chelsea forward
Leeds United have enquired about the services of a Chelsea forward, according to reports.
The player in question is Kenedy, who recently returned to Stamford Bridge from a loan in Brazil.
Kenedy has been on Chelsea’s books since 2015, when he joined the club from Brazilian outfit Fluminense.
However, like many young players who make the switch to west London, Kenedy has spent much of his career as a part of the Chelsea loan army.
This has seen the now 25-year-old have spells with Newcastle, Granada, Watford and more.
For Chelsea, meanwhile, Kenedy has made just 27 appearances – scoring three and assisting three in the process.
Now though, with Kenedy out of contract next year, it is probably time for Chelsea to part with the Brazilian.
And, according to the Telegraph’s Mike McGrath, Leeds United have enquired about Kenedy, but a deal has not progressed ahead of the deadline on Monday.
The Whites are also said to be in the market for a no.2 goalkeeper:
#LUFC enquired about #CFC Chelsea forward Kenedy (similar profile to Minamino) but deal has not progressed ahead of deadline. They are in market for a No2 gk still
— Mike McGrath (@mcgrathmike) January 30, 2022
Leeds linked with Liverpool’s Takumi Minamino
As hinted in the report above, Leeds are also looking at Liverpool’s Takumi Minamino.
The Japan international is a fringe star on Merseyside and is only likely to see his game time reduced further now Luis Diaz is a Liverpool player.
Given Leeds’ issues up top of late, Minamino could be the better signing of the two as Kendy cannot really play up front.
But with just over 24 hours of the window left, Leeds fans would probably take anyone at this point.