Kenedy joins Batshuayi, Emerson in signing new Chelsea contract

Kenedy has joined Michy Batshuayi and Emerson Palmieri in signing a new Chelsea contract – even though the first two are being loaned out for a FIFTH time.

The Blues are keeping up the fringe trio’s transfer value by extending their deals.

But Brazilian winger Kenedy, 25, is off for a season with home country champions Flamengo.

And Belgium striker Batshuayi, 27, who had two temporary spells with Crystal Palace, will spend the campaign with Turkish giants Besitkas.

The Belgian striker was due to become a free agent next year, but he is now tied down at Stamford Bridge until 2023.

It’s thought Chelsea are looking to offload Emerson.

The west London club extended Emerson Palmieri’s contract despite desperately trying to offload the defender.

The Italian left-back, 27, is currently third choice behind Ben Chilwell and Marcos Alonso at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea are still hoping to recoup the £17million they spent to sign him from Roma in 2018.