La Liga club chief arrives in London to close deal for Chelsea winger: Reports
Real Valladolid sporting director Fran Sanchez is in London to complete the loan signing of Chelsea winger Kenedy, according to Spanish sports daily Diario AS.
Chelsea have had an eventful transfer window so far despite a major change of ownership. They have made seven major additions, including Wesley Fofana, Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly, to their squad.
The Blues have also used the summer to trim their squad, with a number of players already offloaded. 14 players have left Stamford Bridge so far either permanently or on loan.
Chelsea appear to be in line to move more players on before the window closes tomorrow (September 1). Ethan Ampadu is set to join Spezia on loan, while Marcos Alonso and Billy Gilmour are the subject of interest from Barcelona and Brighton respectively.
Kenedy is another player who is tipped to secure a move away from the London club before the deadline. Real Valladolid are interested in acquiring his services on a temporary basis.
There have been suggestions that the La Liga club have reached an agreement to sign Kenedy on loan. However, it appears the deal cannot be considered done yet as the finer details of the transfer are yet to be ironed out.
According to the aforementioned source, Valladolid sporting director Sanchez has traveled to England to get the deal across the line. He will be hopeful of finalizing the transfer soon as time runs out on the clock.
One of the biggest hurdles in Valladolid’s attempts to sign the 26-year-old is his wages. The negotiations are thus expected to be centered around how the two clubs split his salary during his loan stint.
While Valladolid are yet to complete Kenedy’s signing, they have made significant progress in their efforts to sign him, as per the report. There is hope that a final agreement can be reached today (August 31).