Dijon close to capturing Kakuta

The 22-year-old spent the first half of the season on loan at

Bolton, but he made just six appearances in all competitions for

Owen Coyle’s struggling club. Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas is

again expected to send Kakuta, who joined Fulham in the last

campaign, elsewhere in order for the youngster to build experience.

Ligue 1 outfit Dijon now appear to be leading the race for

Chelsea’s controversial 2007 signing, but they could yet be

gazumped. “We are in talks with Chelsea,” Dijon manager Patrice

Carteron told L’Equipe. “I have the agreement of Villas-Boas, but

six clubs are interested in the player, including Marseille and

Olympiakos, which put more money on the table. “But I am lucky to

have convinced the player he was more interesting to come to

Dijon.”