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Deal Close: Chelsea Brazilian midfielder on the verge of joining Serie A club

According to the latest transfer news from Italian media outlets, Chelsea midfielder Kenedy has reportedly been given permission to hold talks with Sassuolo.

While the versatile wideman has spent pre-season back at Stamford Bridge, the Brazilian has not featured during Chelsea’s opening three Premier League fixtures.

Manager Frank Lampard is said to be happy to part ways with the 23-year-old, who may not feature in the club’s Champions League squad due to the limit of foreign players.

As per the Sky Sports Italia, Kenedy is now holding discussions with Sassuolo as the Italian side bid to boost their options on the left flank.

Kenedy has less than a year remaining on his contract, although a loan departure would likely see a short extension to his current terms. Twenty-eight appearances have been made in the Premier League during two similar spells with Newcastle United since the start of 2018.

Meanwhile, Chelsea are prepared to hand striker Tammy Abraham a new £100,000-a-week long-term contract deal.

The 21-year-old netted his first Premier League goals for the West Londoners at the weekend, contributing a double as Chelsea registered a 3-2 victory at Norwich City.

According to The Telegraph, Chelsea are ready to show more faith in the youngster by offering him a new lucrative deal. The report suggests that Abraham’s contract – should he sign it – will run until the end of the 2023-24 campaign.