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Football | Kenya

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Lennon eyes Wanyama extension



Celtic Manager Neil Lennon is keen to tie down the long-term future of Kenya midfielder Victor Wanyama.

Wanyama, whose current contract is due to expire in 2015, has reportedly attracted the interest of Premier League giants Manchester United and Arsenal.

Lennon, naturally, is well aware Wanyama is in demand, and therefore hopes to thrash out a new deal for the 21-year-old by engaging with his agent Rob Moore.

“We can always reopen negotiations with Rob on Victor’s situation. He has another two years on his contract so we have time on our side,” Lennon is quoted as saying by the Daily Record.

“Obviously, the longer we leave it, the more vulnerable we become or the more he is an attractive proposition for a bigger club. That scenario will be a reality later on down the line. In the meantime, we will be plugging away at it.

“He has never intimated to me that he wants to leave and I am not too sure who is driving the bus in this situation, whether it is him or Rob. Further down the line I would like to speak to Rob again on the situation and see if we can bed him down for a little bit longer.”

Lennon added that any club wanting to lure Wanyama away would have to dig deep into their pockets.

“Like everything else in life, you can’t stop the progression. If a bigger and more productive club came in and the offer is right then we will seriously look at it,” he said.

“I don’t want to stop their progress. I will shake his hand and say ‘good luck to you son. Just so long as we get about £25million.”

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