Tottenham Hotspur have advanced ahead of Manchester United in their pursuit of Spanish left-back Sergio Reguilon from Real Madrid, according to David Ornstein.
The London club have made progress on the deal but no agreement has been reached.
Tottenham Hotspur Lead Chase for Sergio Reguilon
Over the weekend it was reported that United had held discussions with the 23-year old and his agent, but the key stumbling block was the buy-back clause Madrid wanted to add into the transfer.
According to Fabrizio Romano, the defender has set his heart set on playing for United and desperate to move to the Premier League.
Late Spurs Interest
José Mourinho’s side fell to a 1-0 defeat to Everton on Sunday afternoon and the experienced Portuguese manager is leaving no time to waste and making his move in the market. Alongside Ben Davies and Ryan Sessegnon, Mourinho is set to add a third option that can play at left-back.
Exclusive: Tottenham close to agreeing deal for Spain left-back Sergio Reguilon on permanent transfer from Real Madrid. Not done but highly possible. Man Utd have also held discussions for 23yo but no agreements with him or #RMFC @TheAthleticUK #THFC #MUFC https://t.co/1wgFAAEKUK
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) September 15, 2020
Madrid are asking for €30 million (£27 million) plus a buy-back clause. They made the Spaniard available for transfer after signing Ferland Mendy last season.
Reguilon was on-loan last season with Sevilla and exceeded expectations, registering two goals and six assists in La Liga.
Spurs are reportedly also looking for a back-up striker to Harry Kane. Trabzonspor attacker Alexander Sorloth, who is on loan from fellow Londoners Crystal Palace, is a target, whilst Bas Dost of Frankfurt is also being considered.
Frankfurt would prefer to do a permanent deal of around £5.1 million, while Spurs are more interested in a loan.