Antonee Robinson: Everton, Fulham join Sheffield United in race to sign Wigan left-back

Everton and Fulham have joined Sheffield United in the race to sign Wigan left-back Antonee Robinson.

Wigan recently accepted a bid of around £2m from Sheffield United for the 23-year-old but late interventions from Fulham and Robinson’s former club Everton have held up any move to Yorkshire.

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Everton are looking to replace Leighton Baines after he retired from football but with Lucas Digne a regular in that position, it appears Robinson would be a back-up option.

Robinson was on the verge of joining AC Milan in January before the deal collapsed following a problem with his medical.

He made 39 appearances for the Latics last season, scoring one goal.

Wigan need to sell players with the club in administration – to pay wages and football creditors – and administrators have set a deadline of August 31 for a sale to be agreed for the Sky Bet League One club.

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