Fulham boss Rene Meulensteen insists he doesn't want to lose Bryan Ruiz.

Ruiz has spoken about leaving Craven Cottage next month.

Meulensteen said: "Sometimes players go through a bad patch. That was the case a little bit with Bryan. It is confidence that drives players on and sometimes you need to protect them a little bit.

"Bryan is a very creative, attacking player. He is a game changer. There are so many games to come and all the players will have a role to play."