Celtic have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Victor Wanyama as Tottenham are willing to offload the midfielder in January.

According to Football Insider, Spurs expect Wanyama to leave the club in the winter window though they would rather sell the midfielder permanently rather than loan him out.

Celtic have been linked with bringing Wanyama back to Parkhead on an ‘initial’ loan move, which could suggest that the Hoops are looking to reach a compromise with Spurs and include an option to buy the midfielder permanently in the deal.

Wanyama enters the final year of his contract with Spurs at the end of the season and may therefore be available for a lower fee.

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Reports linking Wanyama with a return to Parkhead appear to be gaining momentum once again, after Celtic were rumoured to be interested in re-signing the Kenya international in the summer.

A move for the midfielder would certainly make sense, given how he is keen on a return and how Neil Lennon is in the market for a defensive midfielder in January.

Celtic may face a similar problem with Victor to one they’re already experiencing with both Fraser Forster, however.

The Hoops are said to be keen on signing the Southampton loanee permanently at the end of the season but, his wages are a potential stumbling block, as Wanyama’s may also be.

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