United & Arsenal target opts for 'best club'

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Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama wants to sign a new contract in Scotland, in spite of growing interest from English giants Arsenal and Manchester United, reports the London Metro.

The 21-year-old Kenyan international has been a revelation in the SPL since his £900,000 move from Belgian side Beerschot just over 12 months ago, attracting admiring glances from the Premier League.

Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson has been monitoring Wanyama's progress at Celtic Park with a view to a future move, while Arsene Wenger is also said to be interested in his signature.

However, the African is undistracted by speculation linking him with a move to Old Trafford or the Emirates Stadium, insisting that his future lies at Celtic.

"All I do is concentrate on the football," said Wanyama. "Celtic is a big club and we are in the Champions League so I don't think there is anywhere better.

"I leave the transfer talks for the club and my agent but I'm really happy here and looking forward to staying for as many years as I can."

The box-to-box midfielder, who can also operate in defence, is set for a bumper pay-rise when he finally begins talks over a new deal with Neil Lennon's side, with the possibility of a release clause being added to his contract.

Celtic will command at least £10million for Wanyama, and may look to drive up the fee by playing the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United off each other, selling to the highest bidder.

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