Chelsea Starlet Ready To Leave Stamford Bridge In Pursuit Of First Team Football

Frenchman eyes loan switch.

Chelsea forward Gael Kakuta says he is willing to leave the club in pursuit of first team football.

The 21-year-old has made just 16 appearances for the Blues since his controversial transfer from Lens in 2007 and his chances are likely to be further limited next season by Chelsea’s summer rebuilding operation.

Kakuta has spent time on loan at both Fulham and Bolton in recent seasons but failed to make an impact at either club and was loaned out to Ligue 2 side Dijon last January.

The attacking midfielder did impress in France’s second tier, scoring 4 times in 12 appearances and there is now talk of a move to Ligue 1 giants Marseilles, with the France under-21 international keen on switch.

“I am flattered by Marseille’s interest, but there has been nothing official, so maybe it is just paper talk,” said Kakuta, reports London 24.

“I want to play first-team football week in, week out, either at Chelsea or anywhere else.”

Chelsea were briefly banned from signing players for two transfer windows after Lens complained to FIFA that the Blues had illegal tapped-up Kakuta before he arrived in west London.

The decision was overturned on appeal.

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