Tottenham Hotspur are set to rekindle their interest in signing Victor Wanyama and will make an approach for the Southampton midfielder after the end of the season. He was heavily linked with a move to White Hart Lane last summer and the north London club even made an approach for his services.
However, the Saints blocked the Kenyan international's switch to Tottenham, which forced him to continue with his current employers. He has one year left on his current deal at St Mary's Stadium and has not signed a new contract.
According to the Daily Mail, Mauricio Pochettino's side will make a fresh approach for Wanyama and will use his contract situation to their advantage. With the former Celtic midfielder deciding against signing an extension, it will be difficult for Southampton to hold on to their star player.
Wanyama was signed for the Saints by Pochettino in 2013 and a year later, the Argentine manager left Southampton for Tottenham. His performance for the South Coast club has attracted interest from Spurs and their local rivals Arsenal.
The Gunners manager Arsene Wenger is also interested in securing his services and reportedly made an approach in the mid-season transfer window. However, Ronald Koeman suggested that it is impossible for the Emirates club to land Wanyama in January.
Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has urged Arsenal to sign the Southampton star. However, any move from Arsenal to land the African star will be an uphill task as Wanyama has set his sights on making a switch to their arch-rivals.
He is keen on reuniting with Pochettino at Tottenham. Wanyama's contract situation could see Southampton allow him to leave in the summer, rather than letting him go for nothing a year later. The midfielder scored his first goal of the season in Southampton's 3-1 victory over Newcastle United on 9 April.