MIKEL may lose KAKUTA to Bayern Munich
Published: August 15, 2010
MIKEL may lose KAKUTA to Bayern MunichChelsea teenager Gael Kakuta is wanted by Bayern Munich. The French midfielder's controversial move from Lens to Stamford Bridge in 2007 eventually brought Chelsea a FIFA ban on transfers.

It was quashed on appeal when it was ruled that the French club's pre-contract with the youngster was not valid.

Now, after being left on the fringes, Kakuta, 19, could be tempted by a move to the Champions League runners-up.

He was watched by Bayern scouts as he starred in his country's win in the European under-19 finals.

Kakuta will be waiting to see if he figures in manager Carlo Ancelotti's plans for the opening games in a major test of Chelsea's ability to bring through top talent.

The club would want a big fee for the youngster, who has so far made a couple of cameo appearances. But the failure to promote from within has made a nonsense of the club's expensive youth signing policy.