04 Aug Chelsea in superior talks with Actual Madrid’s Reguilon, Chilwell deal stalls
Actual Madrid left-back Sergio Reguilon is in talks to hitch Chelsea, with discussions already at a complicated stage, sources have informed Football4cast.
The defender, 23, has attracted curiosity from a variety of high European golf equipment after impressing in La Liga this season on mortgage at Sevilla.
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Chelsea’s No. 1 left-back goal this yr has been Leicester’s Ben Chilwell, however negotiations have proved troublesome. Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Inter Milan had all made inquiries about Reguilon this summer season, however a number of sources have informed Football4cast that Chelsea are actually favourites to land him.
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Discussions are ongoing as as to if the deal could be a mortgage transfer or a purchase order for a payment of round €25 million.
The Actual Madrid youth product broke into the primary team within the 2018-19 season with Santiago Solari as coach, changing the veteran Marcelo within the beginning XI.
When coach Zinedine Zidane requested the signing of Ferland Mendy from Lyon in the identical place final summer season, the choice was taken to ship Reguilon to Sevilla on mortgage.
He has emerged as among the finest full-backs in La Liga this yr, turning into an undisputed starter beneath former Actual Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui, and serving to the team end within the Champions League locations.
Sevilla had been additionally eager to maintain him, however sources have informed Football4cast the participant prefers to check himself with a brand new problem within the Premier League.
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Reguilon is now represented by Kia Joorabchian — agent to Philippe Coutinho and Willian amongst others — who’s main talks alongside Reguilon’s long-term adviser Borja Couce.
Frank Lampard has been eager to discover a left-sided various to offer competitors for Marcos Alonso, with Chilwell beforehand the main candidate.
Like Alonso, Reguilon is understood for being a fiercely aggressive character, in addition to for his attacking instincts, tempo and last ball.
Data from Football4cast’s London correspondent James Olley was additionally used on this report