Chelsea will appeal against the transfers ban handed down by FIFA yesterday and the Daily Mail says according to reports in France, Kakuta's parents were not keen for their son to leave home so soon. His mother was against it until, say those same reports, somebody offered the family a million euros and the 16-year-old a salary of around £7,000 a week.
The allegation has been denied by Roger Boli, the player's agent and former Lens legend who ended his career at Bournemouth.
Yet FIFA think they have done something wrong, and something pretty serious judging by the severity of the punishment. The announcement took Chelsea by surprise, given it usually takes FIFA's dispute resolution chamber two or three months to reach a decision.
The hearing for this case only took place last week.
According to one source, it is partly because the world governing body has lost patience with Chelsea for what is seen as arrogance over the way they sometimes conduct transfers.