Ryan Fredericks could be set for a return to Craven Cottage with Fulham plotting a summer swoop for the free agent once his West Ham contract expires, according to the Evening Standard.

The right back left Fulham following their promotion to the Premier League in 2018 to join the Hammers on a Bosman but has struggled to make an impact at the London Stadium. Fredericks has slipped behind promising academy graduate Ben Johnson under David Moyes and has not been offered a new deal by West Ham.

The Standard suggests that Fredericks, who made 114 fourteen appearances in his first spell at Fulham, could be an immediate option as Marco Silva looks to strengthen his defensive options ahead of the Whites’ return to the top flight. The 29 year-old is reportedly keen to return to west London and would offer serious competition to Kenny Tete. It remains to be seen whether Fulham will test Liverpool’s resolve to keep hold of Neco Williams, who enjoyed a successful loan spell in the second half of last season under Silva, with a firm offer in the weeks to come.