Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho confirmed the club want to complete the transfer of Kenedy who is currently on trial at the club.
The Portuguese tactician, who handed the young Brazilian a start in pre-season against European champions Barcelona in the early hours of the morning, claims the club believe in the dynamic midfielder and are hoping to secure his services ahead of the new season.
As reported by the Daily Mail, the west London outfit have the option to land the youngster for £6.3 million from Fluminese, however issues regarding a work permit have made the transfer tricky for the club.
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Ultimately, then, it remains to be seen as to whether the club can resolve the issue and sign the player on in the near future.
One thing's for sure, he has certainly impressed Mourinho and Co. on the club's tour of the US, and put in a fine performance as the Blues overcame Barcelona on penalties after a 2-2 draw last night.
Chelsea want him
On Kenedy, the Blues boss told reporters: "We want him because we believe in him. Hopefully we have conditions to get him a permit, because we want him."
Plotting for the future
One thing's for sure, Mourinho seems to be buying into the future at Stamford Bridge and appears to be targeting long-term success.
Of course, critics have often suggested that the Blues boss can't deliver at a club for a lengthy period, but it appears that he's now ready to change that concept in his second stint at Chelsea.
With Kenedy likely to join the ranks, and the likes of Kurt Zouma, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Co. already at the Bridge, Chelsea may well be a force in the Premier League for some time to come.
Team to beat
But, they are also the team to be right now and will take some stopping once again in 2015/16. Ultimately, the Blues secured the title in style last time round, and will most definitely be the favourites to retain their crown once again.
It won't be easy, though: the quartet of Manchester United, Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool have all improved, but Mourinho has a stable, yet extremely talented, side at his disposal in west London.
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