Fulham boss Martin Jol has made a bid to bring Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku on loan to Craven Cottage, reports The Mirror.
The Blues won the race to sign the Belgium international last summer, beating off the likes of Barcelona and Juventus, paying an £18m transfer fee for his services.
However, Lukaku became increasingly frustrated during his first season in west London and made just eight league appearances with his only start coming on the final day of the season.
Despite the departure of Didier Drogba to China, it appears the 19-year-old’s chances of first-team football will remain limited at Stamford Bridge and so Fulham will look to offer him a chance to prove himself in the Premier League.
Lukaku, who was the highest scoring player in the Belgian top flight at the age of 16, is reportedly seen as an alternative to the attempted signing of Andy Carroll.
He could follow in the footsteps of another Chelsea youngster, Gael Kakuta, who spent the second half of the 2010-11 season on loan with the Cottagers, though he will hope to be somewhat more successful.
The move would represent a chance for Lukaku to play alongside his international team-mate Moussa Dembele.