Kenedy to Chelsea: £6m Fluminense striker nears move after completing medical in London

He will be the second Brazilian to move to Stamford Bridge this summer

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Chelsea are closing in on the signing of £6.3m Fluminense forward Kenedy, with the Brazilian undergoing a medical in London last night.

A fortnight ago, the 19-year-old's club Fluminense announced that the player had been sold, but initially to an investment company who are arranging his move to the Premier League champions.

He will be the second Brazilian to arrive at Stamford Bride this summer, after compatriot Nathan was signed from Atletico Paranaense in May.

Kenedy, who was had also interested Manchester United, has appeared for Brazil at Under-17 and Under-20 level.

It is expected he will be sent out on loan next season.

Meanwhile, Chelsea have yet to make any firm decision on whether they will move to Wembley amid reports the club have offered £11million-a-year to play at the national stadium while Stamford Bridge is redeveloped.


The club's plans over their stadium are still only at a preliminary stage despite holding a three-day exhibition last week to unveil some designs over how the ground can be turned into one that can host 60,000 fans.

Chelsea are still considering a number of ideas for the site as well as what they will do when, and if, building begins.