Fulham have turned down the opportunity to discuss a contract extension with Jimmy Bullard, Sky Sports News understands.
The midfielder revealed earlier this week that he was set to sit down with his club bosses to discuss a new deal.
Bullard has two years left to run on his current contract but speculation has surfaced this summer linking him with a move away from Craven Cottage.
Wigan are understood to be interested in re-signing the 29-year-old, who left the JJB Stadium for Fulham in 2006.
Bullard has admitted to being flattered by the transfer talk, but stated that he is 'hopeful' of sorting out his future with Fulham.
However, it now seems that Fulham manager Roy Hodgson may be prepared to let Bullard go ahead of the new season.
Bullard missed most of last term as he recovered from a serious knee injury, but returned to play an inspirational role in Fulham's escape from the relegation zone.