Chelsea have confirmed that defender Tomas Kalas has left the club to join Fulham on a one-year deal.
The 23-year-old spent last season on loan at Middlesbrough and will now spend another year in the Championship after accepting a move to Craven Cottage.
He confessed that Fulham's persistence to sign him was the reason why he accepted the move.
"Fulham were really active, trying to reach me, calling me, and I was quite happy to see that interest," he told Fulham's official website.
"I could really see that the club and the manager want me.
"Hopefully promotion or at least the playoffs.
"When I was at Middlesbrough nobody expected us in the playoffs, and after the two seasons Fulham have had, no one expects them to be that high. But why not? After two bad seasons should come the better one."