Manchester United look set to miss out on Sergio Reguilon, with the Spanish full-back closing in on a move to Tottenham.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been tracking Reguilon for much of the summer, after he impressed on loan with Sevilla last term.
United held talks to sign the left-back, but now face the prospect of top-four rivals Spurs signing him, after they agreed a £27m deal with Real Madrid.
The news comes as a major blow for Solskjaer, who is desperate to upgrade his options at left-back, with Luke Shaw struggling with injuries over the course of the last few seasons.
It is understood that United’s pursuit of the 23-year-old fell apart due to a disagreement in including a buyback clause in the transfer.
The Spanish champions are unwilling to allow the talented defender to leave, without having the first-option on his next move.
AS in Spain report that Real will be able to buy Reguilon back from the north Londoners for around £37million within the first two years of his contract.
United Vice executive-chairman Ed Wooward is reportedly unwilling to insert such a clause in a deal, leaving the path clear for Spurs.
But it isn’t the first time United’s transfer plans have been thwarted by Woodward's stubborn stance.
Back in December of last year, the Red Devils appeared to be in pole position to land then RB Leipzig striker Erling Haaland. Solskjaer had a close relationship with the striker, even flying out for talks in order to finalise a deal.
Ultimately, Haaland’s representatives, including superagent Mino Raiola, demanded control over future transfer deals, with buy-out fees and sell-on clauses.
Wooward was unwilling to insert those into any deal, leaving Borussia Dortmund free to sign the prolific forward.
Spurs also look set to beat United to the signing of Reguilon’s Real Madrid teammate Gareth Bale.
Solskjaer had targeted him as a potential alternative to Jadon Sancho, but Jose Mourinho’s guarantee of first team football looks set to be the deciding factor for the Welshman.
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