Fulham are closing in on a deal for Chelsea striker Gael Kakuta.

Cottagers boss Mark Hughes confirmed last week he hoped to sign the young Frenchman.

And the Guardian says Chelsea counterpart Carlo Ancelotti has given the go-ahead for the talks to continue with Fulham over Kakuta moving there on loan for the rest of the season.

Ancelotti would be happy to see Kakuta get six months of Premier League action under his belt this season.

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