Southampton are set to complete a £12.5m deal for Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama, according to the Daily Mail.

Wanyama sat out the Hoops' friendly with German side Greuther Furth, as speculation over his future was further fuelled.

Last week, manager Neil Lennon confirmed that had no progress been made in the talks between Wanyama and Southampton, the player would be involved in Tuesday night's friendly fixture as part of the club's pre-season training camp in Germany.

Celtic spluttered to a 6-2 defeat to the Bundesliga II outfit in the Trolli Arena in Nuremburg.

The club's official Twitter feed initially stated that Wanyama was due to start the game, but later issued a correction, removing him from the squad altogether.

A fee was agreed between the clubs on June 23, but the move stalled over a disagreement on agents' fees. The issue appears to be open to resolution, with neither Southampton, Celtic or the representatives of Wanyama calling a conclusive end to the transfer saga.

It seems increasingly likely that the Kenyan will find himself calling St. Mary's home in the near future. It is unknown whether the midfield powerhouse remains on the Scottish club's pre-season tour, although more may become clear after the next training session.

Lennon has issued no further update at this time.

 

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