Tottenham move into pole position to sign Real Madrid left-back Sergio Reguilon 

Manchester United had expressed strong interest but Spurs have moved quickly with negotiations progressing on Tuesday

Sergio Reguilon is a Spanish international
Sergio Reguilon is a Spanish international Credit: AP

Tottenham Hotspur are closing in on a deal to sign Real Madrid left-back Sergio Reguilon.

It is understood the transfer for the 23-year-old may also include a buy-back clause for the Spanish giants.

Sources close to the deal have told The Daily Telegraph that negotiations with Tottenham have progressed swiftly in the past few hours and an announcement could now be imminent.

However they are cagey on the details of the transfer with Manchester United having also expressed strong interest in the defender who was on loan at Sevilla for last season – where he was named La Liga’s left-back of the campaign - and was in the side that beat Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team in the semi-finals of the Europa League.

A fee of £27.5million has been mooted for Reguilon, who is a Spanish international, but who is strangely not wanted by Real coach Zinedine Zidane after becoming third-choice behind Marcelo and Ferland Mendy.

It has been thought that United headed the chase but Spurs have moved quickly following their disappointing 1-0 home defeat to Everton on the opening weekend of the Premier League season and are now the favourites.

Ben Davies is Jose Mourinho’s current first-choice left-back but would be replaced if Reguilon signed with Spurs hoping to move on Danny Rose who is not in the head coach’s plans. Ryan Sessegnon, who can also play at left-back, but was not in the match-day squad for the Everton fixture. The 20-year-old’s future under Mourinho appears in some doubt.

Spurs have already signed right back Matt Doherty from Wolverhampton Wanders for £15million but Mourinho also wants to strengthen the left hand side of his defence.

United’s need for Reguilon would appear less pressing given they have Luke Shaw and Brandon Williams. Reguilon has three years left on his Real contract, putting them in a good position to get their asking price for a player who came through their youth system.