Hull City's new manager Leonid Slutksy is aiming to make Tomas Kalas his first signing, according to reports.
The 24-year-old has a fantastic season at Fulham last year as he featured on loan from Chelsea, making 36 appearances as Fulham lost out to Reading in the Play-off semi finals.
Slavisa Jokanovic is a big fan of the defender and wants to bring him back to Craven Cottage ahead of next season as he looks to strengthen his defence to mount a title challenge, while Kalas himself said in the season that staying at the club would be "the perfect scenario."
But the Evening Standard have reported that new manager Slutsky is a close friend of Roman Abramovich and would like to make the Czech his first signing, although Fulham remain hopeful he will sign for them.
The defender only has one year on his contract at Stamford bridge and the club look set to offload him this summer.