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Arsenal look to Celtic ace as a possible replacement

Victor Wanyama, Celtic midfielderShould Arsenal face losing Alex Song to Barcelona, they could consider a move for Celtic’s defensive midfielder Victor Wanyama as a replacement, reports the Daily Mail.

Both the Gunners and Manchester United are believed to have been keeping tabs on the Kenyan, who is unhappy inScotlandhaving been frequently played out of position in central defence.

Speculation has been rife in the last couple of days linking Song to the Nou Camp, and having ruled out a move for Yann M’Vila despite the reported closeness of securing a deal, Arsene Wenger could now look to Wanyama as cover for the Cameroonian.

At £7 million, Celtic could make a substantial profit on the 21 year old they signed from Beerschot AC last summer for just £900,000. Having appeared 29 times and scoring 4 goals in least year’s campaign, Arsenal and United will both be hopeful Wanyama’s year in the British game gives him enough experience.

Both Premier League sides started the summer well, securing two early signings, but no transfer market action has taken place for either club since. Arsenal however, could also be close to the signing of Santi Cazorla, as they look to close last seasons 19 point gap between them and second place Manchester United.

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