Chelsea's Tomas Kalas set to rejoin Fulham on loan - sources

Chelsea defender Tomas Kalas is set to rejoin Fulham on loan, sources close to both clubs have told ESPN FC.

Meanwhile, Fulham also announced the signing of Brighton midfielder Oliver Norwood on a season-long loan deal on Tuesday.

Kalas is currently away with Chelsea on their preseason tour of Asia, but the defender is expected to go out on loan when they return to England next week.

A number of clubs, including Hull City have enquired about signing Kalas, but Fulham are confident of bringing the Czech Republic defender back to Craven Cottage.

Kalas spent last season on loan at Fulham and was a mainstay in Slavisa Jokanovic's side as they reached the Championship playoffs only to lose to Reading.

Fulham have been keen on re-signing Kalas and they have remained in talks about a possible season-long loan deal since the end of last season.

The 24-year-old has also been open about returning to Fulham and a deal is expected to be sealed as early as next week.

Kalas signed for Chelsea in 2010 but has been sent away on five separate loan deals, and has played just two games for the Blues, and it seems he will again spend next season away from Stamford Bridge.

Norwood, a Northern Ireland international, made 33 appearances as Brighton won promotion to the Premier League last season.

The 26-year-old, also formerly of Huddersfield and Reading, told Fulham's official website: "I'm just delighted to be here. Having played Fulham the last two seasons, the football they have played, it suits my style and suits the way I like to play football. Once I knew of the interest I was desperate to get it done and I am very happy to be here."