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No improved Celtic deal for Wanyama


LONDON, England, September 27- Celtic are yet to make an offer of a new contract to Kenyan midfield star Victor Wanyama according to Sky Sports.

Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool, Stoke City, Queens Park Rangers, Newcastle, Sunderland and West Ham United are all believed to be keeping an eye on the Harambee Stars midfielder after the Scottish champions declined to sell him in the summer.

Celtic who are reported to be looking to tie Wanyama down to a new deal confirmed to Sky Sports through their business manager, Rob Moore, on Thursday that no offer has been made.

He added that the Kenyan has three years to run on his current deal and Wanyama does not see the need to extend it.

“We can confirm that although Celtic has intimated that they wish to offer him a new deal, we have not had any offer to improve Victor’s contract,” Moore confirmed to Sky Sports.

“Obviously given his progress and his standing within Scottish football, we would expect that to be recognised.

“He came in on an ‘entry level’ deal but is established as one of the best young midfielders in Europe, and because of that it is not unreasonable that it is recognised and he is rewarded accordingly. An improvement in his current deal is all about recognising his progress, off a low base, and then rewarding him accordingly,” the business manager added.

In seeking a higher transfer fee for Wanyama, Moore said they need to improve the terms of the Stars midfielder accordingly.

Wanyama joined Celtic last season and scored a long range strike in their Scottish Premier League match against bottom side Dundee where the champions won 2-0.