Victor Wanyama's potential move to Southampton could happen after all, according to Celtic boss Neil Lennon.
Talks for the Kenyan ace had initially stalled after a disagreement over agent fees. However, it is not believed that this disagreement has been fatal to the deal, as discussions continue to reach a satisfying outcome for all parties involved.
Lennon recently stated that, whilst the deal had not collapsed, Southampton were yet to return to the table. It now appears that the ambitious south-coast club have re-opened talks with Wanyama over a move to the Premier League club.
Wanyama joined up with the Bhoys out at their German training camp in mid-week, but missed out on the friendly against Romanian side CFR Cluj on Saturday evening, as Celtic lost the game 2-1.
Wanyama had been touted as a potential target for Cardiff City and Liverpool in the past. Reports in the last week, however, suggested that the club from the Welsh capital had failed to reach an agreement with Celtic over the transfer fee for the Kenyan international. The transfer fee is a barrier that has already been overcome by Mauricio Pochettino's Southampton.
Lennon assured Wanyama that he saw Southampton as an attractive prospect and a club that could benefit his career moving forward but he reiterated that his primary focus still lies with the Glasgow club.
Speaking after the game with CFR Cluj, Lennon was quoted by the Scottish Sun as saying: "We gather Southampton have reignited their interest. If nothing materialises he will play some of the next game on Tuesday."
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