Kakuta keen on Chelsea exit

France Under 21 international Gael Kakuta admits he is keen to leave Chelsea this summer.

Kakuta still has three years left on his contract with the Blues, but is keen on regular first-team football.

The 21-year-old told L’Equipe: “Chelsea’s sporting director Michael Emenalo told me (in July) it will depend on the coach’s choices. I explained I would wait to see how it goes in pre-season.

“My decision is definite now. It is an important moment in my career. It is better for me to leave the club and find one where I could play matches regularly.

“Chelsea told me they rely on me. It is nice to rely on me, but I am 21-years-old. You can tell me that at 17-years-old or 18-years-old, but I need to play. I thought more players would have left the club.”

“Stepping back, I believe Ligue 1 will be good for me,” he added. “It will be a good stay. My objective is to play a complete season with 25 matches.

“Marseille is a club I like. In France, they are one of the three clubs I am following the most with Lyon and Lille. With the players they have, I have no concerns. The club is not finished.”


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