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Tottenham target Victor Wanyama still won't sign new Southampton contract

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The prospect of being reunited with Mauricio Pochettino is enough to make anyone giddy.

But for Southampton's Victor Wanyama, his desire to play Champions League football is seeing him refuse to talk to the Saints about a new contract.

Current boss Ronald Koeman has been trying to tie the former Celtic midfielder down for months, but now he is entering the final year of his contract, the club may be forced to sell him if he does not commit.

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Wanyama stalling

Despite being offered a fairly lucrative 5-year-deal, Wanyama continues to stall.

Spurs came in for him last summer, but the two clubs failed to break a deal, even though the Daily Mirror suggests that the Lilywhites offered £18million plus Erik Lamela, whose form has been one of the reasons behind their title bid.

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In hindsight, that could have been a very good deal indeed for Southampton, but there will be no such offer this time, unless Tottenham were to offer one of their out-of-favour midfielders such as Nabil Bentaleb.

Spurs should reconsider

This time round, he might not be such a good signing for Spurs, who have an abundance of choice in the centre of the park. Mousa Dembele and Eric Dier would both be ahead of Wanyama.

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Going forward, football statisticians whoscored.com have it that the Kenyan has scored just 1 goal and created 1 assist all season, which could give Pochettino doubts about whether he is the calibre of player Spurs should be looking at.

Southampton, meanwhile, try to banish their reputation as a selling club, but they could be under pressure to let go of Saido Mane, Graziano Pelle, and Wanyama this summer, all of whom are set to attract interest.

Even if Wanyama does not end up at White Hart Lane, it looks as if he might well have burned his bridges at St. Mary's.

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