Chelsea starlet Gael Kakuta has admitted that he wants to leave the club on a permanent basis.
The 22-year-old, currently on loan at Vitesse Arnhem in Holland, signed for the Blues back in 2007. It was a deal that would land the west London club in hot water, and lead to both a fine and transfer embargo.
Kakuta has since struggled to meet the weight of expectation at Stamford Bridge however, and is currently on his fourth short-term stint away from the club.
He’s made just 16 appearances in all competitions for Chelsea, and his time could finally be up with the club now Jose Mourinho is at the helm.
"I am very grateful for my time at Chelsea," he told Mercato365.
"But like any professional footballer, I want to play regularly in order to give new impetus to my career and evolve to a higher level. I know I am ready for this challenge."
An attacking midfielder who can also play on the wing, Kakuta has been capped at multiple levels from U16 to U21 for his country, but has never made a senior appearance for Les Bleus.
And, if he gets his wish, he may never make another senior appearance for Chelsea either.