Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho tries to hijack Man Utd transfer with personal phone call

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has personally contacted Real Madrid star Sergio Reguilon about a potential move to the capital, reports say. The Spain international impressed for Sevilla last term as the Spanish side won the Europa League. But Spurs aren’t the only club keen to land the left-back, with Manchester United also admirers.

Tottenham have already made three signings this transfer window as Mourinho looks to build on the club’s sixth-placed Premier League finish.

Joe Hart arrived on a free transfer from Burnley, with the former England No 1 poised to jostle with Hugo Lloris and Paulo Gazzaniga for a starting berth next term.

And Tottenham have also signed Matt Doherty and Pierre-Emile Hoijberg from league rivals Wolves and Southampton respectively.

Mourinho isn’t done yet, however, with the 57-year-old determined to steer the club back into the Champions League next season.

And Spanish website OkDiario claim the Tottenham boss has personally picked up the phone to contact Reguilon, who could potentially leave Real Madrid this summer.

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It’s claimed he has tried to convince the left-back into joining the club, having followed his performances closely throughout the course of last season.

But they’re not the only club keen to recruit the 23-year-old, with Manchester United also emerging as potential suitors for the Spain international.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are well-stocked at left-back, with the likes of Luke Shaw, Brandon Williams, Diogo Dalot and Tim Fosu-Mensah all capable of playing there.

Yet they could swoop for the youngster, with Solskjaer on the lookout for defensive reinforcements as he targets a shot at the Premier League title.

Juventus have also been linked but they may have to sell Alex Sandro first, with the Old Lady’s transfer plans severely impacted by the ongoing coronavirus crisis.


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Reguilon has opened on his future while on international duty with Spain, saying: “I’m going day by day.

“If I’m thinking about calls and my future, I wouldn’t be able to enjoy being with the national team. Obviously Real Madrid is my home, but it’s not easy… I have all the factors in mind.”

Tottenham chief Daniel Levy, meanwhile, has stated on the All or Nothing Amazon documentary that he finds bringing players to the club to be difficult business.

“I get these emails from fans and I do read them all,” Levy said.

“When you’re at a certain level the market for better quality it’s like a pyramid. There are fewer players that are better. We all have our dream teams but often that’s not reality.

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“We have a budget and putting aside the money there may be a player we all like but unless you’ve got a club that wants to sell or are willing to sell, you’ve got the agent who wants to do business and a player who wants to come here.

“There’s a lot of things that have to come together.

“I think fans generally have no comprehension of how hard it is to physically do a transfer.”

He added: “I get very frustrated if we get to the end of a transfer window and the team is not in a better place than when we started.”

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