Newcastle United have signed Kenedy

  • Newcastle United have signed Kenedy

Newcastle United have signed Kenedy

Representing the interested parties from the Premier League are Arsenal, Liverpool and the returning Newcastle, managed by the former Real boss Rafa Benitez.

"I'm happy with the players I have".

"I am not happy [with transfer dealings] but for me it is a challenge", he told Sky Sports.

Benitez signed Christian Atsu from Chelsea earlier in the summer and failed in a bid to sign Tammy Abraham on loan but the Stamford Bridge club are keen for Kenedy to gain further experience and game time.

"We missed some targets at the beginning and we're paying for that", the Spaniard added. "It's not what you want, it's what you need". "Now I will try to do my best to be sure that the team we have will be good enough to compete and stay as high as we can in the Premier League". "The team spirit's quite good, and hopefully we replicate that this season".

Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer believes it's not guaranteed that manager Rafael Benitez will be at the club when Christmas arrives.

"It is important for the fans to understand that this year will be totally different".

"It's quite hard for every team, but especially the ones that do not have as much money as the others", he said. "We are now trying to work in different directions".

Deportivo La Coruna's president, Tino Fernandez, has now confessed time is running out to sign Perez - but he has not given up just yet.

The 21-year-old was sent home from Chelsea's pre-season tour of China after he made negative comments about the country on his Instagram account.

Owner Mike Ashley - who had promised Benitez "every last penny" the club generated through promotion and player sales in May - wants to see movement out of St James's Park.