Tottenham are set to secure the signature of Sergio Reguilon from Real Madrid after agreeing two terms Manchester United refused.
Madrid wanted to insert a buy-back option into the deal, which would have allowed them to reverse the transfer for just under £37m, meaning United would have made just less than £10m in profit on the Spaniard.
They also wanted a clause put in place to allow them to match any bids made for the defender in the future, even if they were below the £37m buy-back clause.
However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were adamant that those terms were unacceptable.
However, Jose Mourinho’s side have now swooped in with an offer of their own to sign the 23-year-old and have had their bid accepted by Madrid.
Crucially, they accepted the two clauses United rejected, and as a result they are now free to talk to Reguilon’s representatives.
The Spanish defender isn’t the only player Tottenham are in talks to sign from Madrid, as they are also negotiating over a return for Gareth Bale.
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