Man Utd linked with move for Celtic star Victor Wanyama
CELTIC’S Victor Wanyama is reportedly attracting interest from Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
The Kenyan international has been in impressive form this season and several English Premier League clubs, including United, Arsenal and Tottenham have been alerted to the fact that he has turned down an improved contract offer.
According to reports, Old Trafford boss Sir Alex Ferguson has sent his brother Martin, a United scout, to watch Wanyama in action this season and has received glowing reviews.
The English club will again run the rule over the powerful midfielder when Celtic host Barcelona in Wednesday’s Champions League clash at Parkhead and could be set to make an offer when the transfer window opens in January.
Last week Neil Lennon placed a £25million valuation on the 21-year-old after criticising his representative for revealing that the player has turned down the offer of a new contract.
Wanyama signed a four-year deal when he moved from Belgian side Beerschot for a reported £900,000 in 2011 but Celtic, in line with their recent policy of rewarding performances, have offered him new terms.
However, following Wanyama’s impressive display for the Hoops in their Champions League clash with Barcelona at the Nou Camp, the player’s agent, Rob Moore, said: “Victor has informed Celtic the contract offer fell short of his expectations.”
It is understood that Manchester United believe they can land Wanyama, whose contract lasts until 2015, for less than half the £25million price tag.
Sir Alex is keen to add a midfield enforcer to his team as he prepares to mount a title challenge against the likes of Chelsea and rivals Manchester City.
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