Fulham are mounting an audacious attempt to snatch Wigan’s highly-rated Antonee Robinson from under the noses of Sheffield United and West Brom, according to the Sun.

The Londoners are ready to meet the 23 year-old’s £1.5m release clause enabling them to offer personal terms to the talented left-back and are confident of being able to put together a more attractive financial package than either the Blades or the Baggies. Robinson, who saw a dream move to AC Milan collapse dramatically in January, would then battle Fulham’s Wembley hero Joe Bryan for a first-team spot, with depth at left back something that Scott Parker has long desired.

Robinson starred during Wigan’s ill-fated and ultimately unsuccessful battle against relegation from the Championship and the presence of a relegation release clause has sparked serious interest in the American international. Robinson, who came through Everton academy, was a significant capture for Wigan last summer after a successful loan spell at the DW Stadium and has made 62 appearances for the Latics, scoring his only goal at Millwall last November. He has firmly established himself as one of the Championship’s highest-quality left backs, with Milan previously tipped off to his potential by their former captain Paolo Maldini.