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Olympiakos Keen On Signing Chelsea Pair

Greek side want Stamford Bridge duo.

Olympiakos want to sign Chelsea fringe players Yossi Benayoun.

But the Greek side face a tough task convincing the duo to move to Piraeus.

Benayoun could net an attractive two-year deal worth £30,000 a week after tax, but he is reportedly discussing with his wife about whether to uproot their family from London.

The 32-year-old Israel midfielder seems surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge and spent last season on loan at Arsenal. Fulham could be an alternative destination.

Chelsea pulled out the stops to sign Kakuta from Lens in a controversial deal five years ago, but he has grown frustrated at his lack of first-team football.

SOURCE: Daily Mail

By all accounts Olympiakos are keen on investing the funds accrued from the sale of Belgian Kevin Mirallas to Everton and may well be able to tempt one or both of these Chelsea bit-part players to consider a move to Athens.

Yossi Benayoun enjoyed a relatively successful season long loan spell at Arsenal only to return to Chelsea and find himself well and truly out of the first team picture. No doubt the Israeli would like to remain in the Premier League having spent the last seven seasons playing in the English top tier.

A move to Olympiakos may well lead to regular first team football and if no offer is forthcoming from the Premier League then a move could be on the cards.

Gael Kakuta has seen his spot in the Chelsea squad compromised by the arrival of many new additions and the 21 year old may do well to move on to avoid seeing his career stagnate. The French Under 21 international arrived at the West London club as a 16 year old, a move that led to a FIFA investigation and subsequent transfer ban, which was then lifted.

The pint sized winger has subsequently made just one Premier League start and has spent time out on loan at Fulham and Bolton, last term Kakuta put in solid display at Dijon but couldn’t prevent his side from being relegated to Ligue 2.

A move to Olympiakos could also help to resurrect Kakuta’s career and the chances of such moves occurring may well depend on just how much Chelsea look to make from the sale of the pair.


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