Done deal: Highly-rated ace complete summer transfer, long term deal agreed


Chelsea defender Tomas Kalas has returned to Fulham on a season-long loan move for the second consecutive season, according to report.

The 24-year-old joined the Premier League champions in 2010 from Sigma Olomouc but has so far been sent out on five loan spells.

He made his debut for Chelsea during the 2013/2014 season and made four appearances for them but has failed to break into the first-team and has had loan spells at Sigma Olomouc, Vitesse Arnhem, FC Cologne and Middlesbrough.

He was impressive on loan at the Craven Cottage last season, making 36 appearances as they reached the Championship play-offs, and after putting pen to paper on a new four-year deal at Chelsea, he returned to the Championship club on loan till the end of the season.

Kalas has won seven caps for Czech Republic. He followed in the footstep of another Chelsea loanee Lucas Piazon, who also returned to Fulham on loan and become 20th player to leave Stamford Bridge on loan.

Another Chelsea defender Michael Hector has joined Hull City on loan till the end of the season as the number of loanee from the club continues to swell. Fifteen more players are expected to leave the club before the transfer closes.