It seems Chelsea and Flamengo continue with their talks regarding the future of Robert Kenedy.

According to UOL, the Brazilian club will have discussions with European sides about transfer business today, and one of those meetings will be with representatives from the Blues.

It’s said there’s a mood of ‘optimism’, even though the negotiations are considered to be ‘complex’.

Flamengo are working on the signings of Kenedy from Chelsea and Thiago Mendes from Lille. UOL says the situations are the same, as the European clubs want permanent moves while the Rio de Janeiro side try to get the players on free loan deals. Then there’s also the issue of potential buying clauses.

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Time is on Flamengo’s side, as the European transfer window gets closer to an end and no clubs from top leagues become interested in Kenedy. The Brazilian press has claimed many times that Chelsea would rather keep the player closer to England.

Kenedy’s contract with the Blues runs until 2024, and despite reports saying he’d be watched by Thomas Tuchel during the pre-season, it’s unlikely he’s staying at Stamford Bridge.