Chelsea forward Gael Kakuta set his sights on earning a regular place in Carlo Ancelotti's first team after committing his future to the club by signing a new four-and-a-half year deal.
Reports had suggested the French youngster could be set to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season after talks that opened in September failed to come to an agreement over a contract extension.
But the Frenchman, who joined Chelsea in 2007 after a legal wrangle with former club Lens, ended speculation about his future on Tuesday by penning a new deal which will now run out in 2015.
"Since I signed for Chelsea when I was 16 all I was thinking about was to get to the first team," said Kakuta, who has made nine appearances for the club this season.
"Now I have been playing a few times with the first team and I have signed for four-and-a-half more years, I have to make a way for myself into the starting 11 and make my dream come true.
"The manager said to me it is the right time to play and I think for me it is as well. It's my job to do my best and try to play more often and show the coach that I am good enough to play in the team."