On August 27th, Marca reported Manchester United have ‘taken an interest’ in Real Madrid’s Sergio Reguilón.

A week later, another Spanish newspaper, AS, brings in the latest development and it’s favouring the Red Devils.

The left-back was on loan at Sevilla last season and finished the campaign with three goals and five assists in all competitions. He also won the Europa League.

His performances didn’t convince Zinedine Zidane, which is why his immediate future is away from the Santiago Bernabéu.

Julen Lopetegui’s side would prefer to take the defender on another loan deal and he wouldn’t see this move with ‘bad eyes’.

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However, in recent days an ‘interesting offer’ arrived from United as the Premier League club are ‘very interested’ in signing the 23-year-old. The English club’s proposal is ‘tempting’ for the player because he would have a place in their starting XI.

AS are of the belief United want to strengthen the left side of the defence in this window. Luke Shaw is the first choice left-back, and in his absence, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has used right-footed Brandon Williams in that position.

The report explains Juventus, Napoli and Tottenham Hotspur have also asked about Reguilón, but as of now Sevilla and United are the best placed sides to take him.

The Old Trafford club start with an advantage because they want to take Reguilón on a permanent transfer, while the Europa League winners are only looking at a loan deal.

Although Zidane doesn’t want to include Reguilón in his plans, the player has an eye on returning to Real Madrid in the future, after establishing himself elsewhere. Therefore, the La Liga winners are looking to sell him for between €25-30m, but with a ‘guaranteed buyback option’.

Manchester United are unlikely to agree to such a condition, so compromise would be needed somewhere.