Chelsea winger Gael Kakuta has stated his desire to leave Stamford Bridge with a move to Marseille in his sights.
The France Under 21 international joined the Blues in 2007 and still has three years remaining on his contract but is unwilling to sit on the sidelines any longer.
The 21-year-old told L'Equipe: "Chelsea's sporting director Michael Emenalo told me (in July) it will depend on the coach's choices. I explained I would wait to see how it goes in pre-season.
"My decision is definite now. It is an important moment in my career. It is better for me to leave the club and find one where I could play matches regularly.
"Chelsea told me they rely on me. It is nice to rely on me, but I am 21-years-old. You can tell me that at 17-years-old or 18-years-old, but I need to play. I thought more players would have left the club."
Marseille are reported to have shown an interest in the former Fulham loanee with a part-exchange deal with Cesar Azpilicueta mooted, but a loan with an option to buy appears more likely.
That is a move Kakuta would welcome, despite the club finishing a dismal 10th in the French top flight last season.
"Stepping back, I believe Ligue 1 will be good for me," he added. "It will be a good stay. My objective is to play a complete season with 25 matches.
"Marseille is a club I like. In France, they are one of the three clubs I am following the most with Lyon and Lille. With the players they have, I have no concerns. The club is not finished."