Manchester City send scouts to watch £10m Arsenal transfer target

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Manchester City have joined the race to sign Celtic star Victor Wanyama, but the defending Premier League champions face stiff competition from Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea, according to the Daily Mail.

Roberto Mancini dispatched scouts to watch Wanyama during Celtic's 3-0 Champions League last-16 first-leg defeat to Juventus on Tuesday evening.

But the report claims Chelsea and Arsenal also watched the powerful midfielder, who impressed against a formidable Juventus midfield including Andrea Pirlo, Arturo Vidal, and Claudio Marchisio, while Manchester United have retained an interest.

Wanyama has emerged as a target for top Premier League clubs after a metoric two-year rise since joining the Scottish champions. The Kenyan international signed for Celtic from Beerschot in 2011, and immediately established himself as a key member of Neil Lennon's side.

The Scottish club are thought to value the midfielder somewhere in the region of £10m, but the report notes he only has 16 months left to run on his deal, which could affect the price Celtic could demand.

The 21-year-old was again excellent as Celtic held their own against the Italian champions, before a late brace took the game away from the Celtic Park club.

A powerful central midfielder with a neat range of passing and a tidy technique, Wanyama was linked with a move away from Scotland in the January transfer window.

Arsenal and Manchester United were believed to be watching him closely, with a view to a possible summer bid, but it now seems Manchester City have entered the chase to sign him at the end of the season.

Roberto Mancini brought in Jack Rodwell from Everton and Javi Garcia from Benfica in the last summer window, but neither have shone in the City midfield this term.

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