Fulham and Wolverhampton Wanderers will need to pay if they wish to sign Chivas’ Fernando Beltrán, but neither side have made a move for him yet.

That’s according to journalist Kery Ruiz, who insists that the Premier League duo, or any other interested parties, have not yet been in contact about a move.

Recent reports had indicated that Fulham and Wolves were both interested in the 25-year-old midfielder as he was set to become a free agent at the end of this month.

That made him a potential bargain signing and both were reportedly ready to make a move to bring him to England in the January transfer window.

That would have been a major blow for Chivas, where Beltrán has been since moving from Guadalajara in 2018.

They would naturally not be keen to lose their player on a free transfer, particularly to Premier League sides who are more than capable of paying a fee for him.

It seems that won’t be happening, though, as Ruiz insists reports about the player’s contract situation are wide of the mark.

“There were reports that Feyenoord, Ajax, Wolverhampton and Fulham were following Fernando Beltrán and were very interested in signing him as a free agent in this winter market because his contract ended on December 31st of this year,” he said on his YouTube channel, relayed by Rebaño Pasion.

“On both sides they confirmed two important things to me. The first is that Nene Beltrán’s contract does not end on December 31st. A month ago, Fernando Beltrán and Chivas signed the renewal until 2026. It is not true that he is going to be free.

“Both the Chivas source and those around Nene Beltrán, both told me that no one from Europe has asked about him. Not Feyenoord, not Europe, not the Premier League, hopefully not at all.

“There is no European interest in Nene Beltrán for him to leave. El Nene stays in Chivas.”