Sky Sports News understands Wigan Athletic have made an approach to re-sign Jimmy Bullard.
The midfielder left Wigan to join Fulham in a £2.5million deal two years ago, but is wanted back at the JJB Stadium.
Bullard made 157 appearances, scoring 11 goals, in his first spell with the Latics before heading to Craven Cottage.
The 29-year-old suffered a serious knee injury just four games into his Fulham career and did not play a first-team match for 16 months.
However, his return to action in the second half of last season proved to be a pivotal factor in Fulham avoiding relegation from the Premier League.
Cottagers boss Roy Hodgson is now facing a battle to hang on to the talismanic Bullard following the approach from his former club.