West Brom were linked with a move for the 26-year-old in the summer and were said to be considering a bid, although a report in the Birmingham Mail does state that this was not the case.
However, Betancur says that three Chinese clubs did try to sign the Uruguayan international but Hull refused to sell him as they’d already lost key players, notably Robert Snodgrass and Jake Livermore.
The three Chinese clubs, one of whom is Changchun Yatai are set to come back in for Hernandez in the summer but Betancur says that they’ll face competition for his signature from the Baggies and Everton.
Changchun Yatai wanted Abel strongly but we have so many requests for June, from Everton to West Brom.
West Brom lost out to the Toffees in the race to sign Morgan Schneiderlin, so won’t want to miss out to them again if a battle for Hernandez does materialise.