Tomas Kalas has revealed that staying at Fulham would be the "perfect scenario" for him as he approaches the end of his loan deal at the club.
The 23-year-old defender has been on loan at Craven Cottage from Chelsea since the start of the season, making 37 appearances in total so far and has formed a strong bond with Tim Ream at the heart of the Fulham defence.
The Czech Republic international seems to have finally found a home in south west London after spending a number of seasons out on loan at the likes of Vitesse Arnhem, Cologne and Middlesbrough and is going from strength to strength under the guidance of Slavisa Jokanovic .
The manager is a big fan of the centre back and would like to bring him back to the Cottage next season, with Kalas revealing talks are ongoing between Chelsea and Fulham at the moment.
Although the Czech would like to stay, he would still love to play for parent club Chelsea but would welcome the opportunity to prove himself and play at one club for a prolonged period of time.
He said: "I can say we're working on it and we're in touch with Fulham and Chelsea and we are sorting out my situation for next season.
"Getting promoted would help but anyway, everyone knows I would like to stay, not because I wouldn't like to play anywhere else but because I'm playing every game, that's all I need.
"Living in the area where I know, so actually right now it's the perfect scenario for me to stay.
"If I didn't see myself or didn't want to play for Chelsea I wouldn't extend a contract or wouldn't even sign for Chelsea so obviously I'd love to play for them but we know how difficult it is to play for them.
"I prefer to prove myself and prove to everyone I can play at a good level for a certain amount of games to be able to get higher and go into the Chelsea team.
"I've got loads of games in the Dutch league, at Middlesbrough, not any games in Germany so I would like to stay at one place playing 60/70/80 games at one place and then saying yeah I proved myself and proved to the other coaches and teams that I can play at a certain level for a longer time than just one season."