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£25m Manchester United midfield target ‘going nowhere'

Celtic confident Wanyama won't be leaving. (©GettyImages)
Celtic confident Wanyama won't be leaving. (©GettyImages).

Celtic boss Neil Lennon has been forced to once again dismiss speculation linking Victor Wanyama with a move to Manchester United.

The Bhoys chief admitted to growing frustrated with ‘nonsense’ in the media, suggesting that the link to the Red Devils has absolutely no legitimacy during his pre-match press conference earlier today.

"I have had a brief chat with Victor and we are both comfortable with it. It is just a regurgitated story and there is no foundation to it whatsoever. It is just nonsense,” said Lennon, according to SkySports.

"I am sure (speculation) will be going on between now and January and between January and June. But he has three years to run on his contract and he won't be going anywhere unless we want him to go."

Wanyama has previously assured Celtic fans that he’s happy with life at Parkhead, but that hasn’t stopped tabloid reports from claiming that Manchester United are going to make a New Year bid for the player.

Lennon put a £25 million price-tag on the enforcer’s head last week, but Sir Alex Ferguson’s offer is tipped to be around half of that figure in opening month of 2013.

Celtic are confident that a bid from Manchester United won't be forthcoming however, and with Wanyama contracted to the Glasgow-based club until 2015, Lennon will be expecting much more from the African star over the coming years.

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