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Rayo Vallecano close to deal for Chelsea winger Kakuta

Rayo Vallecano are confident of closing a deal for Chelsea winger Gael Kakuta.

L'Equipe says Rayo are putting the final touches on a deal for the former France U21 international.

Kakuta is also interesting Sporting Lisbon, but Rayo are confident of closing an agreement.

The midfielder is now inside the final year of his current Chelsea contract.

Kakuta struggled last season during his two loan spells away from Chelsea - first with Vitesse, then in Italy at Lazio.

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