Manchester United have reportedly intensified talks with Real Madrid over a deal for Sergio Reguilon as the club look to strengthen their options at left-back.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have endured a frustrating transfer window so far, but after confirming the capture of Donny van de Beek from Ajax are now said to be stepping up their pursuit of Reguilon ahead of the club’s opening Premier League fixture against Crystal Palace this weekend.
The 23-year-old looks set to leave the Bernabeu despite being voted as the best left-back in La Liga last season, Reguilon enjoying a fine season on loan with Sevilla to earn a first call up to the Spanish national side.
According to Marca (via SportWitness), discussions with Manchester United have now reached ‘maximum intensity’ in a deal which could cost the Premier League side around €25million (£23.1m) – though Real are still wanting to insert a buy-back clause, something which United are keen to avoid.
No formal bid has yet been made for the player, though Fabrizio Romano reckons one could be forthcoming in the coming days, with Reguilon keen on a move to the Premier League as he seeks regular first-team opportunities, Real currently well-stocked in the left-back department with both Marcelo and Ferland Mendy.
Manchester United are considering a move by days but won’t pay €30m price tag. Real Madrid also asking for a ‘buy back clause’. Personal terms not an issue – Reguilon wants to join #MUFC. Opening bid to be submitted soon. Sevilla: out of the race. 🔴 #ManUtd https://t.co/b7WC7wQcJa
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 14, 2020
Tottenham have also been linked, though Sevilla are now out of the race to sign the player, the Andalusian club in ‘advanced talks’ with Sporting Lisbon over a deal for Argentina international Marcos Acuna.
Marca say, however, that both Real Madrid and Reguilon consider United the ‘perfect destination’, both in terms of the fee involved and for the player’s future development.