Valencia are keeping an eye on Chelsea winger Kenedy ahead of the summer as they eye up replacements for loan stars Bryan Gil and Helder Costa.

That’s according to El Desmarque, who explain that keeping Gil from Tottenham and Costa from Leeds is likely to be difficult for Valencia in the summer given the costs involved.

That means the Spanish side will need ‘several wide players’ to bolster the squad, and Kenedy is one of the options they have on their list.

They ‘enquired’ about the Brazilian last summer, and he is a name ‘that is not forgotten’ ahead of the summer.

Valencia were unable to sign him at that point because they didn’t have a spare non-EU space in their squad, but that will have changed this year, with Marcos André expected to obtain Spanish nationalisation.

That leaves a space for Kenedy and Valencia remain ‘attentive’ to his situation at Chelsea should he become available.

The Brazilian was recalled to Stamford Bridge in January but only as emergency cover at left-back and does not seem to have a long-term future under Thomas Tuchel.

Thus Valencia remain keen after asking about him in the summer as the player is someone that coach Jose Bordalás knows well.

He had him on loan at Granada and Getafe, and it’s stated that Kenedy is a player ‘very much to the liking’ of the Alicante coach, who likes to work with players he’s had before.

Bordalás ‘would be delighted’ to have a player with the winger’s characteristics, and so he’s on the list of options being looked at.

They’ll have to do a deal with Chelsea but could be boosted by the player, who is aware of his lack of options at the club and ‘is looking for a team’ for next season.

Doing a deal with Tottenham for Bryan Gil would be Valencia’s first choice, and they’ll keep trying for that, as well as attempting to get Leeds United to lower the €20m clause for the purchase of Helder Costa.