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Bhoys boss won’t be forced into selling Manchester United target

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Wanyama linked with United. (©GettyImages)
Wanyama linked with United. (©GettyImages).

Celtic manager Neil Lennon insists he does not want to sell Manchester United transfer target Victor Wanyama in the transfer window.

The Kenyan international has been linked with a move away from Parkhead for several months now, with The Daily Mail reporting at the start of November that the Red Devils sent chief scout Martin Ferguson to watch the player in European action.

However, Lennon insists that only an ‘huge’ offer from Manchester United would be enough to lure the player away from the Bhoys, with the manager hoping to get the final say on any potential transfer activity.

“As I have said before, everyone has their price and I think I will have a say in the decision if a huge bid comes in for any of the players. But I don't want them to go,” said Lennon, according to the same paper.

“I want them to see this season out anyway and make a real fist of the competitions. There are not many teams still going on four fronts - including the Champions League - with half the season gone. Will I have the final say? I'd like to think so, yeah.”

The Daily Mail first linked Manchester United with a move for the player in July, and the Old Trafford outfit were reported to have kept an eye on the player’s progress since the summer.

Wanyama would be the first Kenyan player to represent Sir Alex Ferguson during his 26-years at the helm, although a move to last season’s Premier League runners-up now looks unlikely as Celtic look to keep hold of their prized asset.

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