Manchester United are thought to be weighing up a bid for Celtic’s midfield enforcer Victor Wanyama before the transfer window slams shut, The Sun reports.

Sir Alex Ferguson was in attendance at Parkhead on Tuesday night to run his own personal check on the Kenyan international and will have been impressed after he scored in the 4-0 win over Dundee United.

The goal capped off another impressive display from the much coveted 21-year-old, with Premier League rivals Arsenal and Tottenham also credited admirers.

United scouts have kept a close eye on his progress all season and have watched him in every one of the Scottish club’s Champions League games this season.

A series of glowing reports and recommendations from his scouting unit has persuaded Ferguson to move for Wanyama this month and reports indicate he is readying a £10million bid to bring him to Old Trafford.

It’s thought Celtic are only willing to part with the midfielder, who cost them just £900,000 from Belgian club Beerschot last summer, for a fee to the tune of £15million with boss Neil Lennon reluctant to lose his side’s lynchpin.

United aren’t willing to match that figure and could allow 18-year-old Nick Powell to move in the opposite direction until the end of the season to sweeten the deal.

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  • Succulent Lamb
    1 year ago

    Aye right! Half a season’s loan of a unknown easily makes up the £5M difference.

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  • the agent
    1 year ago

    pay up the fee that celtic want want or take a walk we don’t want your youth player who can’t get a game for you that’ no sweetener pay up you always claim to be the richest club in the world

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  • HoudiniBhoy
    1 year ago

    So from a series of glowing reports playing in the Champions League United want to pay £5M below the asking price and wants to send us a kid when our development squad is fit to bursting with good players already? No thanks!!

    It’s time English clubs stopped thinking just because a player plays in a lesser talented league that the players there are inferior. Clearly in Wanyama’s case that is not the case.

    Consequently, the main reason why Ferguson was in Glasgow was to deliver a eulogy for his friend and Celtic Legend, Sean Fallon.

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  • Jon B
    1 year ago

    This is one move I think both Man U and Arsenal are both going to find themselves priced out of. There were also reps from two Spanish clubs at Parkhead this week, one of which has a much better team and MUCH more firepower than either of the English clubs. I should know because I work in hospitality at the club.

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