Man Utd pulled out of deal for Real Madrid left-back Sergio Reguilon over the Spanish club’s insistence to include a buy-back clause, according to reports.
For weeks it had seemed very likely that the Red Devils would seal a deal for the 23-year-old but yesterday saw reports claim Tottenham are now in the driving seat for the defender.
The Spaniard is one of five players the Red Devils should sign if they want to challenge for the Premier League title with reports claiming that Real Madrid are happy for him to leave this summer.
The left-back – who has impressed on loan at Sevilla this season – was also being targeted by Chelsea before the Blues secured a deal for Ben Chilwell earlier this month.
The Madrid academy graduate has struggled to break into the first team under Zinedine Zidane, with Marcelo and Ferland Mendy currently battling for the spot on the left side of the defence.
Reguilon was named in the LaLiga team of the year and a report on Monday claimed Man Utd and Real have reached ‘maximum intensity in the last hours’.
That has pleased Real Madrid after Man Utd reportedly said that they would not ‘contemplate’ such a deal as it would be ‘illogical’ to include the buy-back clause for a club of their ‘prestige’.