Arsenal reportedly in hunt for EPL rivals in-demand defender

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - MARCH 10: Kenedy of Newcastle United celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Southampton at St. James Park on March 10, 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

It has been reported that Premier League giants Arsenal are interested in landing Kenedy from London rivals Chelsea at the end of the campaign when his loan time at St James’ Park ends, according to ESPN.

Kenedy has not been a favourite of Italian manager Antonio Conte and has seriously struggled for game time at The Blues, but one-time Chelsea interim manager Rafa Benitez has given the Brazilian a chance at Newcastle United, loaning him in for the second half of this term.

His impressive displays in a black and white shirt have made him a supporter favourite already to the Toon Army and have also made him one of the first players on the teamsheet.

Kenedy’s three goals and five assists so far for Newcastle along with his incredible displays have already attracted clubs wanting to sign him in on a permanent deal from Stamford Bridge.

Another European giants duo, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich have reportedly asked The Blues to keep them updated if there is a chance of bringing him to mainland Europe.

London rivals Spurs have also registered an interest in the Brazilian.