Manchester Untied and Arsenal are interested in securing the signing of Victor Wanyama from Celtic, according to The Daily Mail.
Scouts from the pair watched the Kenyan in the Hoops’ 1-0 friendly defeat to Norwich City on Tuesday and could step up their interest in the player in the coming weeks.
However, the 21-year-old has allegedly also attracted the attention of Queens Park Rangers and Stoke City who may be able to offer him a greater chance of first team football.
Wanyama is reportedly unsettled at Celtic Park having grown frustrated at having to play in defence rather than his favoured position of defensive-midfield.
The Scottish side have slapped a £7m price-tag on the youngster in an attempt to ward off interest from south of the border, but with four Premier League teams showing an interest it could be difficult for Celtic to hold onto their man.
Sir Alex Ferguson has refused to consider adding a defensive-midfielder to his side so it remains a mystery where the Kenyan would fit into the side.
Arsenal are believed to be close to the capture of Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla but Wanyama would represent a very different option in midfield.