Chelsea have reportedly agreed a deal with Brazilian club Fluminese to sign their striker Kenedy, according to a report in The Daily Telegraph.
Jose Mourinho has been stressing about young players coming through into the first-team from the academy and has already decided to promote a couple of talented young stars to the first-team next season.
Kenedy, who is a Brazil U20 international, will be the eighth member from his country to be on Chelsea's books and becomes the second Brazilian to join the west London club this summer, following the arrival of Nathan, who is an attacking midfielder from Atletico Paranaense on a long-term deal.
The report claims that, Fluminese sold the player's rights to an investment group, who have agreed to sell the U20 international to Chelsea. The Blues will decide whether to loan the forward out or keep him at the club, and also the details regarding the possibility of the Brazilian receiving a work-permit to play in England.
Earlier in the year, the 19-year-old striker's agent Evandro Ferreira had revealed that all the news about Kenedy's imminent transfer was all speculation.
"There is nothing concrete with Chelsea, it is only speculation. To date there is no official offer to come from any European team, and no Italian team has looked for me so far," Evandro told Calcio Mercato.
However, the Brazilian forward has indicated that he is open to playing in Europe and also admitted that he likes the Premier League champions due to the presence of a huge contingent of players from his homeland at the club.
"Of course, I am happy to play for Fluminense but it is my ambition to one day play in Europe. I like Chelsea because of players like Oscar and Ramires. I like the whole team," Kenedy said, as quoted on Sky Sports.