Tottenham Hotspur have reignited their interest in signing Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama as Mauricio Pochettino looks to bring in a strong, tough tackling midfielder ahead of their return to the Champions League next season. The Argentine has made signing a striker a priority with Vincent Janssen said to be close to arriving from AZ Alkmaar, but he is also keen on strengthening the heart of the Spurs midfield.
According to the London Evening Standard, the Kenyan midfielder, who has just one year remaining on his current deal, is keen on moving to White Hart Lane in the summer and reuniting with his former manager - under whom he played exceptionally well at Southampton. Spurs will be hoping that they will be successful this summer after failing in a move during last year's transfer window.
The Argentine manager has been quiet thus far in the transfer market, but is keen to bolster his side ahead of next season in the hope of mounting a better title challenge and competing with the best European sides in the Champions League. Wanyama is expected to slot in alongside Eric Dier in a deep lying midfielder's role or with Mousa Dembele, who is more attack-minded than the Kenya international.
The Belgian midfielder is set to miss the first four games of next season after being handed a six-game ban for an attempted eye gouge on Chelsea forward Diego Costa and the manager will be keen to bring in a player, who can step in during his absence. Apart from a midfield signing, the Argentine manager is keen on signing a forward to ease the burden on Harry Kane, who is currently the only recognised forward in the squad.
According to the Mirror, the north London club are close to reaching an agreement to sign Vincent Janssen from Eredivisie side AZ Alkmaar. The two clubs are said to have reached an agreement over a fee of around £12m ($17.4m), with Spurs currently in talks with the player and his representatives with regards to the details of the contract on offer.