Kakuta Set To Sign?

Reports emerging out of France today indicate that Gael Kakuta will return to London from international duty to discuss a new contract at Chelsea.

The French Under-20 international featured last night against Montenegro and was due to continue his involvement during a training camp in Clairefontaine to take part in a friendly against Orléans tomorrow.

However, he has been given permission to leave the team camp and head back to England to talk terms with the Blues, and sources indicate that a deal could be close.

The club offered Kakuta a long-term deal back in March but progress has stalled, with rumours of a short-term offer at a lower-than-expected wage on the table as Chelsea seek to further tighten their purse-strings after a year of cutbacks at Stamford Bridge.

At this stage, nothing is confirmed, but signs are pointing towards a positive resolution. More as things develop.

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