Manchester United are reportedly considering a January move for Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama.
The 21-year-old, who played a key role in the Hoops' domestic triumph last season, has been watched by the Red Devils' scouts several times this season, according to the Daily Mirror.
The report also claims that Sir Alex Ferguson's brother Martin has been scouting the Kenya international in Celtic's Champions League games this season, to evaluate the player's performances against European opposition. United could now make a bid for the midfielder in the next transfer window.
Wanyama has been on the radar of a host of English clubs throughout the summer, including United, Arsenal and Stoke City. QPR even made an official bid for the versatile player, who can operate as a holding midfielder or a centre-back.
Celtic are expected to hold out for a fee around £10m for Wanyama, who arrived from Belgian side Beerschot AC for £900,000 last summer.
Ferguson to Continue Goalkeeper Rotation Policy
Ferguson has revealed he has still not decided on a first choice goalkeeper and will continue rotating David de Gea and Anders Lindegaard in goal, till one them shows consistency and big-match experience.
Lindegaard has mostly been United's stopper in the Premier League this season, while de Gea has featured between the posts in cup competitions. And the Scot said he is yet to decide who will be picked for the trip to Newcastle United at the weekend.
"De Gea was excellent [against CFR Cluj in midweek], he is an outstanding goalkeeper, the young lad, he is getting better all the time. I don't know whether I should play him on Sunday or not but the way we have been doing it in the last few weeks has worked quite well for us," the Daily Mail quoted Ferguson as saying.
"Everybody wants to play, goalkeepers are no different, but the way I look at it at the moment is getting the two of them experience will help me in the long term. Obviously at some stage one of them will take over if he shows a real consistency in top-level performance and maturity. At the moment neither of them have got that big-game experience. They will get that in time," the 70 year old pointed out.
United are third in the league table, four points behind leaders Chelsea.
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