Manchester United table offer for Real Madrid's Sergio Reguilón
Mendy and Marcelo are Zidane's first choice left-backs. Reguilón would be open to a move to Manchester. Sevilla also want the player - but on another loan deal...
Sergio Reguilón's immediate future lies away from Real Madrid. The decision has been made by Zidane, who is not fully convinced by the youth team graduate - in spite of the spectacular season he enjoyed on loan at Sevilla (where he won the Europa League and played a key role in helping the team qualify for this year's Champions League). But as far as Zizou is concerned, Ferland Mendy and Marcelo are his first choices at left-back and that means there is no place for Regui.
Reguilón set to make his international debut
The 23-year-old defender could make his full international debut with Spain against Germany later this evening. It's well known that Sevilla would love to take Reguilón back on loan this season - the player thrived under Lopetegui and is open to the idea but during the past few days, an interesting offer landed on the table from Manchester United, who are keen to sign him on a permanent basis.
United are looking to strengthen the left-back position, where Solskjaer only has Luke Shaw and teenage youth academy product, Brandon Williams. For Reguilón, it's a tempting offer because he would practically be assured a starting place at Old Trafford, who are also back in the Champions League. Regui is keen to continue with his own personal development and had his heart set on returning to Real Madrid. While that opinion was shared by those in the back offices at the Bernabéu, Zidane thinks otherwise. That's why Madrid haven't ruled out doing something similar to the operation which took Morata to Juventus - a transfer for around 25 - 30 million euros, but with a buy-back option written into the contract.
United, best-placed to land Reguilón
Andrea Pirlo's Juventus have also enquired about Reguilón's situation, as have Tottenham and Napoli. But the two clubs who have shown the keenest interest are Sevilla and Manchester United and both are the best place to land the player. United have a slight advantage in that they are in the position to offer a long-term deal,while Sevilla (who have already bought Óscar Rodríguez from Madrid this summer) would be looking another loan arrangement, without an option to buy. The player hopes to have his future sorted out soon, because next week, after the international break, he will be expected to rejoin Zidane's squad for the rest of the pre-season. Reguilón is keeping his options open, "All I want is to play, and keep growing as a player. That's all I ask for".
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