Chelsea set to part company with highly-rated 22-year-old star

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)

Chelsea are prepared to cash in on wing-back Kenedy this summer but value the Arsenal, Newcastle United and RB Leipzig target at £20 million.

The daily, evening newspaper The Evening Chronicle reports that Chelsea are open to selling the Brazilian sensation and would rather do so than loan the star out again.

The Blues reportedly want to receive around £20 million for the Brazilian winger in a bid to raise funds for their own transfer business.

Kenedy has been named as a possible transfer target for the Premier League side Newcastle United after a stunning stint on loan at St James’ Park.

The Brazilian joined the club in January transfer window and an inspired run of form helped Spanish manager Rafa Benitez’s men stay in the top flight.

Former Fluminense player’s form alerted several teams around the continent, with the likes of RB Leipzig, Arsenal and Bayern Munich all taking notice of his availability after falling out of favour at the Blues.

Rafa Benitez has often hinted at a permanent swoop for the player but also revealed that the club could be priced out of a deal.