Kakuta wants Chelsea exit, keen on Marseille
Kakuta has made just one Premier League start for the Blues since his transfer from Lens in 2007.
The 21-year-old has spent much of his time out on loan and has now decided that he wants to return to his homeland, where he thinks he will have a better chance of playing regular first-team football.
He told L'Equipe: "It's better for me to leave the club and find one where I could play matches. This is an important moment of my career. I need to play."
Marseille are thought to be among a number of French clubs interested in Kakuta, and the forward admits he would be interested in moving to the Ligue 1 side despite the fact that they finished tenth last term.
"Marseille is a club that I like," he revealed. "In France, Marseille, Lyon and Lille are the three clubs I like the most.
"Nothing is certain yet. First Marseille must first sell and then negotiate a reasonable salary."