Gael Kakuta moves to Fulham
Chelsea forward Gael Kakuta has joined local rivals Fulham on loan until the end of the season.
The 19-year-old recently signed a new four-and-a-half year deal at Stamford Bridge, but has made the short journey across west London in search of more first-team opportunities.
The France U20 international has made just 16 first-team appearances since making his debut for the Blues in November 2009, making his sole Premier League start in the goalless draw at Aston Villa last October.
Having appeared in Chelsea’s FA Cup third round victory over Ipswich Town, Kakuta will be cup-tied for the Whites’ fourth-round clash with Tottenham on Sunday.
Kakuta joined the club as a trainee in 2007, although his move caused controversy when former club Lens accused the Blues of inducing the player and his family.
Chelsea were initially handed a transfer ban by FIFA over the affair, before the Court of Arbitration for Sport overturned the punishment.