Fulham are readying themselves to reject any interest in Antonee Robinson after the American full back’s fine displays during the World Cup.

Italian media reports identified Inter Milan scouts as watching the left back’s performances for the United States closely in Qatar, whilst a Teamtalk story this afternoon that Newcastle United are keeping a close eye on any developments with an eye on a January bid of their own. Fulham are relaxed about the rumoured suitors, with any Inter move said to be dependent on player sales, and want to retain Marco Silva’s first choice left back as the Whites look to build on their strong start to life back in the top flight.

Robinson, one of the undoubted stars of the USA’s run to the last sixteen which ended in defeat by the Netherlands on Saturday afternoon, has delivered a string of superb displays at Craven Cottage this season – thriving from Silva’s ulta-attacking approach. The 25 year-old has played 82 games for Fulham since moving from Wigan Athletic for £2m two summers ago and has eighteen months to run on his current contract.