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Manchester United & Arsenal target set to join 'one of the big two clubs in the world'

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Kenyan FA president Sam Nyamweya has revealed Manchester United and Arsenal transfer target Victor Wanyama is set to join 'one of the two biggest clubs in the world', according to the Manchester Evening News.

United have scouted the Kenyan international on several occasions - the report claims Sir Alex Ferguson's brother, Martin, has personally watched Wanyama in action for Celtic more than once - and the Premier League leaders are thought to be weighing up a late transfer window swoop for the midfielder.

Ferguson ran the rule over Wanyama last weekend, taking the trip up to Parkhead to watch him in action against Dundee United.

But Arsenal have also been credited with an interest in the defensive midfielder.

Celtic signed Wanyama for just £900,000 from Belgian club Beerschot back in 2011, but his value has gone through the roof since joining the Scottish champions.

Neil Lennon's side are desperate to keep hold of their key midfielder past the close of the transfer window, but the Kenyan FA President thinks the £10m-rated star could be leaving Celtic pretty soon.

"Wanyama will soon be joining one of the big two clubs in the world," said Nyamweya. "It is an exciting moment for us, which means that Kenya is a powerhouse in football."

Celtic face Juventus in the last-16 of the Champions League, while Arsenal take on Bayern Munich and Manchester United battle Real Madrid.

It's a competition that handed Wanyama his first big break - a couple of huge performances against Barcelona in the Champions League group stage last year brought him to the attention of Europe's big clubs.

His goal at Parkhead helped Celtic to a famous 2-1 win over the Catalan giants, while his colossal performance at the Nou Camp drew many admirers.

A physically imposing, ball-winning midfielder, the Kenyan star would be expected to adapt well to the rigours of the Premier League, should Arsenal or United make a move before Thursday's deadline. 

 

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