Manchester United interest sparks new deal for £10m midfielder

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Celtic are set to offer reported Manchester United target, Victor Wanyama, a new contract in light of the speculation surrounding his future.

Sir Alex Ferguson has recently been linked with an interest in bringing the Kenya international to Old Trafford in a £10million deal, but the Bhoys have now moved to tie him down to a new deal, according to his agent.

Wanyama has been impressive since joining Celtic from Belgian club Beershcot AC and his physical approach, while also being creative in possession, has reportedly led Manchester United to take a closer look at him.

The Glasgow club obviously realise this and may feel in danger of losing the 21-year-old to the Red Devils, so have moved to instigate talks over new terms.

“It is true that Celtic have made a new offer to improve Victor’s contract,” agent Ivan Modia said in the Daily Express.

“It is currently being considered but it would be a little premature to say we are close to an agreement.

“There will be further talks with Celtic but as yet we haven’t set a time or place for those talks.

“Victor has a contract with Celtic until 2014. He still has a bit of time on his contract and Victor loves it at Celtic.

“He is happy so there is no rush but we will wait and see what happens when we get around the table with Celtic.”

Manchester United have been accused of lacking a midfield enforcer this season and any move for Wanyama could be Ferguson’s admission that he needs more steel in the centre of the pitch.

If a transfer were to happen in January, United would not be able to play Wanyama in the Champions League, as he would be cup-tied for the remainder of the season.

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