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According to SPORT, Real Madrid are already considering activating Sergio Reguilon’s buyback clause, due to issues with Marcelo and Ferland Mendy.

The Spanish giants only parted ways with the left-back in the summer.

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However, Zinedine Zidane is already considering a move to reverse that decision by triggering Real Madrid’s buyback option.

Doing so would see Los Blancos hand €45 million (£40 million) to Tottenham, as per the agreement between the two clubs.

If Zidane did actually do this, then it could infuriate José Mourinho.

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Why? Well, the ex-Chelsea boss surely wouldn’t want to lose Reguilon so soon after adding him to his squad, if not at all.

The 24-year-old has already become a key player in north London, amassing an impressive five assists in 20 appearances from left-back

Mourinho surely knew this day might be coming when the buyback agreement was implemented.

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However, he will perhaps be left fuming at the indecisiveness from Real Madrid, who have only been without the defender for four months – Reguilon arrived at Spurs in September.

It would effectively make Reguilon’s time in England a glorified loan move, with plenty more complicated technicalities involved.

Real Madrid re-signing the Spain international would surely cause disruption to Mourinho’s transfer plans.

Given Reguilon’s fine form, he presumably doesn’t have a left-back on his shopping list, although he’ll definitely need to add one on there if the Spaniard leaves.

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