Celtic: Southampton talk to Victor Wanyama after agreeing £12m fee

By Chris McLaughlinSenior Football Reporter, BBC Scotland
Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama

Representatives of Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama are in talks with Southampton after a fee in the region of £12m was agreed between the two clubs.

The Kenyan, 21, is keen to leave Celtic after two years in Glasgow but he has yet to agree personal terms.

It is understood there is also interest from Southampton's Premier League rivals Cardiff City.

Wanyama joined Celtic for £900,000 from Beerschot in July 2011.

The Kenya midfielder has been tipped to move to a richer club since starring in Celtic's Champions League group-stage win over Barcelona.

And manager Neil Lennon has admitted he might despite back-to-back title wins.

In October, Lennon revealed that Wanyama had rejected the offer of a new contract beyond the four-year deal he signed when joining Celtic.

After Wanyama shone at Champions League level,


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