Tottenham move ahead of Man Utd in race for Sergio Reguilon

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Manchester United are facing competition from Tottenham Hotspur in the race to Real Madrid defender Sergio Reguilon, according to a report in Spain.

And the Telegraph are reporting that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is ready to offer Real a swap deal with Dele Alli.

Tottenham, however, have the additional emotional pull for the player they signed as a 17-year-old from Southampton in 2007 and helped develop into one of the world's best players.

The 31-year-old still has two years left on his £650,000-a-week contract at the Bernabeu and the report says he'll need to take a pay cut in order to join United while Madrid could also pay a percentage of the winger's salary.

"That's where [Tottenham] he wants to go", Barnett told the AP.

Bale's agent Jonathan Barnett has previously dismissed talk the forward could leave on loan.

Bale left Tottenham in 2013 for a fee in the region of €100 million, but, despite winning four Champions League titles, his time in the Spanish capital has soured. Sources said United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer only sees Bale as a backup option should a move for top target Sancho not come to fruition.

Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho spoke of his desire to sign another forward ahead of the season opener against Everton last weekend and Bale's arrival would certainly serve as a timely boost after that dispiriting 1-0 home loss.

In their response to Sergio Reguilon's decision, Sevilla are closing in on the signing of another left-back Marcos Acuna from Sporting Lisbon in Portugal.

However, Real Madrid are demanding a clause to buy Reguilon back in the future, and United are refusing to accept it - meaning a move is now at a standstill.

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