Kakuta wants out
Gael Kakuta says it is time to leave Chelsea in search of first-team football and is hoping to complete a return to France.
The 21-year-old has struggled to make an impact since his controversial arrival from Lens back in 2007 and has spent most of the time away on loan with the likes of Fulham and Bolton.
Kakuta now hopes to get his future sorted once and for all this summer and Chelsea are unlikely to stand in his way.
"It's better for me to leave the club and find one where I could play matches," He told L'Equipe. "This is an important moment of my career. I need to play."
Marseille have been strongly linked and it has even been suggested he could be included as part of a deal to land Cesar Azpilicueta. Such a move would appeal, as would signing for any of France's top clubs.
"Marseille is a club that I like," he added. "In France, Marseille, Lyon and Lille are the three clubs I like the most. Nothing is certain yet. First Marseille must first sell and then negotiate a reasonable salary."