Saints want to tie him down
Southampton’s powerful midfielder Victor Wanyama looked to be on his way out of the club after being left out of the squad to play Norwich last Sunday.
However a move to another club failed to materialise and now the Saints want to open contract talks.
The Kenyan interational is a wanted man by both Arsenal and their North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur at a valuation of £18 million.
Southampton‘s executive director Les Reed has said that he is eager to keep Wanyama.
“We’d like to tie him down for another five years,” he said.
“Whether that’s possible or not, I don’t know, but the opportunity is there to do that.”
Written by Connor Breen