The Mirror are reporting today that Chelsea manager Antonio Conte reeling wants a hectic final day of the transfer window after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain turned them down and looks to be signing on at Liverpool for £40M today.
Conte has wanted to sign new players for a couple of weeks now, and that was one provision of the deal Newcastle have to take Kenedy on loan for the season – that the Blues can sign some players before the end of this window.
If Conte can sign some players today, then there’s still some hope that the Kenedy loan deal can go through.
The news is that Conte has a cool £85M to spend today for three of their targets.
Chelsea want Ross Barkley from Everton but will have to raise their first offer of £25M by as much as £10M to get their man – who is still out injured.
Kenedy – still possible for Newcastle to get their man today
Swansea striker Fernando Llorente is likely to join Chelsea today if they pay out (a massive) £15M for the 32-year-old.
And Danny Drinkwater is also wanted.
Drinkwater has even put in a transfer request to Leicester City to help get the move done today.
So if Chelsea can sign either Barkley, Llorente or Drinkwater today then maybe the Chelsea manager will still allow Kenedy to join Newcastle on loan?
We’ll have to watch what happens today, but Newcastle must bring in at least one player and hopefully more than one.
What do you think?