Man Utd received boost in their pursuit of 23-year-old Spaniard

Manchester United have reportedly been received a boost in their efforts to land Real Madrid defender Sergio Reguilon.

In spite of having starred on loan at Sevilla last campaign, Reguilon remains behind Ferland Mendy and Marcelo in the pecking order at the Bernabeu.

That has led to widespread interest in Sergio’s signature, including from United who have been holding talks with officials at the La Liga champions.

One possible stumbling block has emerged, however, with Los Blancos preferring to include a buy-back clause in any deal for the Spaniard.

However, according to a recent report by El Desmarque, the French head coach Zinedine Zidane is prepared to conclude discussions without United having to meet those demands.

The Premier League side are hoping to sign the 23-year-old defender for a fee in the region of £25 million.

In other news, midfielder Paul Pogba has returned to Manchester United training after recovering from COVID-19.

The 27-year-old star was forced to withdraw from the France roster for their Nations League double-header against Croatia and Sweden after testing positive for COVID-19 last month.

However, Paul has now completed his isolation period and returned to training with the Red Devils ahead of the new campaign.

United were given an extended break because of their involvement in the latter stages of the UEL last season, meaning that they won’t be in competitive action this weekend.

United’s first match of the new Premier League season comes on September 19 versus Crystal Palace.