Sheffield Wednesday’s hopes of re-signing Michael Hector may have taken a hit.

Hector was named Wednesday player of the season after impressing while on loan from Chelsea.

And the Owls boss, Steve Bruce, has repeatedly expressed a desire to bring the central defender back to Hillsborough next season.

But according to The Sun’s Tom Barclay, Wednesday aren’t the only ones hoping to do a deal for Hector, with Fulham now said to be ‘eyeing up a move’.

Fulham are managed by the former Chelsea midfielder, Scott Parker (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images).

The Cottagers return to the Championship with parachute payments that should make them favourites in any transfer battle with the Owls, for whom finances are again expected to be tight this summer.

And the chance to remain in London, the city of his birth, may hold greater appeal to Hector than a return to Sheffield.

A £3 million fee for the 26-year-old was mooted by the Birmingham Mail earlier this week.

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