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Everton lead transfer race for Sergio Reguilon after making £18m bid for Leighton Baines replacement

EVERTON have reportedly made an £18million bid for Real Madrid left-back Sergio Reguilon.

Toffees boss Carlo Ancelotti could well have a Goodison Park clear-out this summer after a disappointing season.

And with club hero Leighton Baines announcing his shock retirement at the end of the season, Ancelotti needs another left-back in the building.

Lucas Digne has made the position his own in recent seasons after joining from Barcelona, also for £18m.

The France international is regarded as one of the best left-backs in the Premier League.

But according to Sky Sports, Reguilon has been identified as the man to provide the competition.

Everton are bound to have competition for the 23-year-old, voted the best left-back in La Liga last season.

And that wasn’t even for the Spanish champs.

Reguilon spent the campaign on loan at Sevilla, playing an integral role and guiding them into fourth place.

That means Champions League qualification for Los Nervionenses.

But with Marcelo and Ferland Mendy ahead of him in the pecking order at the Bernabeu, Real might look to cash in.

They are reportedly looking at raising £180m to balance the books after coronavirus interrupted the season.

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