AC Milan are ready to revive their longstanding interest in Antonee Robinson – according to the Sun – after watching their city rivals Inter Milan scouting the Fulham full back during the World Cup.

The American defender was outstanding for Gregg Berhalter’s side as they reached the last 16 in Qatar by drawing with England and beating Iran. The 25 year-old was close to signing for AC Milan after being recommended to the club by Paolo Maldini but his dream move from Wigan Athletic fell through when a routine medical detected a heart murmur.

Robinson, now firmly established as Marco Silva’s first choice at left back, has been outstanding upon Fulham’s return to the Premier League this season – and we understand that Fulham’s hierarchy would reject any attempts to lure him away from SW6 in January. The Cottagers’ position is strengthened by the fact that both Milan giants have significant cash flow problems. Robinson is also reportedly very happy at Craven Cottage, recognising the importance of first-team football in bolstering his burgeoning international career.

A move to Italy wouldn’t necessarily prove a step forward for the ex-Everton youngster. AC Milan would likely use him as a back up or – as Alan Nixon’s story suggests, loan him out initially, whilst Inter’s interest is dependent on them selling several frustrated full backs in advance.