Manchester United have moved ahead of Sevilla in the battle to sign Real Madrid left-back Sergio Reguilon, according to Spanish journalist Senen Escalante.
The reporter, who has worked for very various publications in Spain, claims that Sevilla have been priced out of a move for the defender. Julen Lopetegui’s side had hoped to turn his loan move into a permanent one for €20m (£18m) but the Red Devils have apparently offered €10m more:
Sergio Reguilón no será el lateral izquierdo del #SevillaFC en la 20/21. El club estaba dispuesto a abonar los 20 millones que se demandaban por él, pero el United pondrá 30 y le pagará al jugador 5 kilos limpios. El plan B no es Cucurella y su nombre saldrá en los próximos días.
— Senén Escalante (@EscalanteSenen) September 7, 2020
Escalante’s suggestion that United have already offered Reguilon a contract worth around €5m (£4.49m) a season, about £86,000 a week, is a new development and it will be interesting to see how accurate Escalante’s reporting is.
It is thought that the Red Devils are not prioritising the signing of a new left-back but they are monitoring Reguilon, after his impressive performances in the Europa League knockout rounds for Sevilla.
There are claims that other Premier League sides such as Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea have also been offered the player.