According to the Daily Mail, the deal's as good as done.
Sampdoria had an obligation to buy him permanently after he impressed on loan last season and Jiangsu Suning have offered £7.5million to take him straight away on loan, while Atleticio Madrid are also considering the in-demand ace.
Kenedy, 22, has travelled to Tyneside for a medical, having trained with Chelsea on Monday.
Kenedy has been a Chelsea since 2015, moving to London from Brazilian side Fluminese.
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The team has done much better than past tournaments. "We've got a great team spirit, great chemistry, a very young team". Meanwhile, Three Lions is set to score a UK No.1 this week, 22 years on from when it was originally released.
He made 13 appearances for the Magpies during the course of his loan spell at the club last term, scoring twice and providing two assists for his team-mates.
However, it isn't clear at this stage whether or not they will be handed the option of purchasing him outright at the end of the 2018/19 campaign.
Most importantly, after being out of favour under current Chelsea boss, Antonio Conte, Kenedy is waiting to know the managerial situation at Stamford Bridge and along with it, his own standing at the club.
The defender enjoyed a fantastic season in the Premier League recently and it's believed that a host of top-flight clubs have expressed an interest in signing him from Newcastle.