Victor Wanyama now a transfer target for Manchester United

Wanyama missed just two Premier League games for Spurs last season as Pochettino’s side finished runners-up to Chelsea

Victor Wanyama has now emerged as one of the key targets for Manchester United.

Jose Mourinho is considering replacements for retiring Michael Carrick and Manuel Fellaini, who could ditch the club for Besiktas.

Daily Mail reports that Wanyama is one of the five players Mourinho and his coaching staff have zeroed in on as they seek to find a player to man the midfield alongside Nemanja Matic and another to provide competition for Paul Pogba and Juan Mata.

Wanyama has found it tough to break back into the Tottenham Hotspurs first eleven since returning from injury. It is this situation that the Daily Mail suggests might have alerted United to think that he could be available for around £40m.

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United, however, are not the only one looking at Wanyama with a covetous eye. No less than Steven Gerrard, Liverpool’s now retired talismanic midfielder, suggested that the Kenyan captain would be an apt fit at the Anfield club to provide defensive cover.

Wanyama, however, is not the only player United are eyeing. Ivory Coast international midfielder Jean Marie Seri has been on the club’s radar after his consistently top notch displays with French Ligue One side, Nice.

Serbian international Sergey Matic of Lazio has also been touted as another replacement for the outgoing duo of Carrick and Fellaini.