Sevilla are confident of completing a deal for Real Madrid of full-back Sergio Reguilon this summer, say reports in Spain.
The defender has risen to prominence this season for Los Blancos having become a regular for the club’s Castilla side over the past few campaigns.
Marca have verified information that was first published in La Sexta that the full-back is the preference of both former Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui, now at Sevilla, and sporting director Monchi.
Earlier this month, Diario AS cited a report in Cadena Ser that the Andalusian club believe the 22-year-old would be available once Madrid signed Ferland Mendy.
Alaves, Leganes and Borussia Dortmund have also been linked to Reguilon but Julen Lopetegui’s appointment at Sevilla is thought to give them the edge.
The former Spain boss coached the left-back at Madrid and is said to have given his seal of approval to Sevilla’s attempts to land him.
Reguilon started 21 games for the outgoing European champions this season including four in the Champions League but had fallen out of favour under the returning Zinedine Zidane who preferred Marcelo in the position.
The futures of Marcelo – who has been linked to Juventus – and Theo Hernandez, currently on loan at Real Sociedad, are under scrutiny in the Spanish capital.