Lazio have signed Chelsea attacker Gael Kakuta on loan until the end of the season.

The 22-year-old has joined the Roman club for a fifth loan stint away from Stamford Bridge, having previously enjoyed spells with Fulham, Bolton Wanderers, Dijon and Vitesse Arnhem after becoming a Blues player in 2007.

The midfielder was banned for four months in 2009 after being found by Fifa to have breached his contract with Lens when signing for the London club, but has since managed just 16 games in all competitions for Chelsea.