Chelsea midfielder Gael Kakuta is hoping to quit the club in January in favour of a move that will offer him more first team opportunities, according to talkSPORT.
The Frenchman is currently on loan at Dutch club Vitesse Arnham, and has rediscovered some of the form that saw him labelled one of the most promising young talents in Europe.
Kakuta, 22, has played a prominent part in the Dutch side’s rise to the top of the Eredivisie table, and hopes he will be rewarded with a permanent move in the near future.
Kakuta has appeared 11 times this season and managed one goal, and has been showing the sort of form that persuaded Chelsea to sign him back in 2007.
The transfer seems to have proved more trouble than it is worth for the Blues, after they occurred a fine and a transfer embargo after they were deemed to have poached the young playmaker from French club Lens.
Kakuta has since been sent on a string of disappointing loan spells since signing, whilst Chelsea have continued to add a host of midfield talent to their ranks.
Kakuta recognises he is unlikely to get much first team action at Stamford Bridge, and hopes he will be allowed to leave on a permanent deal.
“I am very grateful for my time at Chelsea,” Kakuta 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.”