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Tottenham to try again to sign Premier League star in January; midfielder set to snub new deal at current club

Tottenham are being tipped to revive their interest in signing Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama when the transfer window re-opens in January, according to the Daily Mail.

The Kenyan international is unsettled at the St Mary’s Stadium after not being allowed to move to White Hart Lane in the summer, and the Mail adds that he is likely to reject the offer of a new five-year contract from his current club.

Wanyama may be ready to see out the rest of this season with the Saints before deciding on his next move, but Tottenham still hope they can snap him up and add him to their squad for the second half of the 2015/16 campaign.

The 24-year-old is a superb defensive midfield player who has shone in his time in the Premier League, and his old manager Mauricio Pochettino is understandably keen to work with him again in north London.

Still, his exit would be a major blow for Southampton after they also lost big names like Morgan Schneiderlin to Manchester United and Nathaniel Clyne to Liverpool earlier in the summer transfer window.

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Southampton executive director Les Reed admits Wanyama has been unsettled by Spurs’ recent interest, but has revealed that the offer of a new contract is there for him.

“We’ve offered him the opportunity for a long-term extension,” Reed said.

“We’d like to tie him down for another five years. Whether that’s possible or not, I don’t know but the opportunity is there to do that.

“He was a little bit unsettled and I think that has to happen probably at most clubs with different players.”

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