According to PEOPLE, the 30-year-old reality TV star has expressed an interest in joining the E! series after Kelly's exit was announced on Friday (27.02.15) and has already started negotiating with bosses to take over her hosting duties on the fashion critique show.
Khloe - who provided commentary for E! during their pre-Oscar coverage last month - is also reported to have the support of 'Fashion Police' star Giuliana Rancic, whose comments towards Zendaya Coleman during the Academy Awards show sparked Kelly's decision to leave.
Kelly announced her departure from the series just days after Giuliana apologised for making an offensive remark about the 18-year-old actress' dreadlocks at the ceremony.
However, it has since been claimed it wasn't the presenter's comments - that the teen looked like she ''smelled of patchouli oil and weed'' - that triggered Kelly's decision.
A source told the New York Post newspaper: ''Kelly left not from the [comment] itself, but because of how Giuliana and the network handled it.''
It had been claimed the comments had been rehearsed three times, with Kelly warning her co-hosts they shouldn't be used, but E! later denied they had been included in anything other than the final taping, something the outspoken star is said to be particularly furious about.
A source previously said of the show recording: ''They did the Zendaya segment three times. Three different takes. On the first two takes, Kelly said, 'Guys, we can't say this. Zendaya is a friend of the show.' ''
Nene Leakes and Kristin Cavallari were also tipped to replace the purple-haired beauty but a show spokesperson recently insisted ''no decisions have been made''.
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