Chelsea order Kakuta back from Japan tour

Chelsea striker Gael Kakuta is flying back from Japan over his controversial FIFA ban.

The News of the World says the youngster flew out to the Far East on Wednesday to play in an Under-19 tournament for France.

But as soon as he landed in Japan on Thursday, Chelsea demanded he make the gruelling 16-hour flight back to London.

Club chiefs, desperate to mount a defence and overturn the transfer ban imposed by FIFA, wanted a full explanation of all the events surrounding Kakuta's controversial move from Lens.

While his future at the Bridge is not in doubt, Chelsea are anxious to get their facts straight before launching a counter-attack.

And Kakuta's evidence is vital.