Tottenham Hotspur transfer news: Manchester United, Liverpool and West Ham United linked with shock move for Victor Wanyama

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The Kenya international has fallen behind Eric Dier and Mousa Dembele in the midfield pecking order

Victor Wanyama has emerged as a shock transfer target for a host of Premier League clubs after losing his place in the Tottenham Hotspur midfield.

The Kenya international was a regular for Mauricio Pochettino’s men during his first season at the club after joining from Southampton in 2016.

Wanyama protects the ball from Lionel Messi

Wanyama protects the ball from Lionel Messi

However, a succession of injuries have seen Mousa Dembele and Eric Dier form a solid base for Spurs in his place, with Moussa Sissoko even proving to be a reliable option from the bench.

According to the betting market, Manchester United are leading the way at a price of 8/1 to sign the 27-year-old, followed by Liverpool at 10/1.

Betfair Spokesperson Katie Baylis told The Sun: “With Wanyama tipped to leave Spurs in January, speculation is now turning to where he could move to.

“There is apparent interest from the likes of United, City and Liverpool and we have United as the favourite at 8/1 ahead of Liverpool at 10/1 and City more of a long shot at 33/1.

Wanyama was more of a squad player for Spurs in the 2017/18 season

Wanyama was more of a squad player for Spurs in the 2017/18 season

“As the deadline approaches though and we expect to see more of that interest firm up.”

According to Football Insider however, London rivals West Ham United are thought to be keen to bring in the Kenya captain as new boss Manuel Pellegrini is thought to be unsatisfied with his options in midfield.

On Saturday evening, the Hammers partnered winger Robert Snodgrass in midfield with 19-year-old centre half Declan Rice after club captain Mark Noble saw red for an atrocious tackle.

Although Spurs are unlikely to allow a rival club to snap up one of their players, the possibility of first team football may prove too enticing for Wanyama to turn down.

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