Report: Victor Wanyama not willing to force Southampton exit despite Arsenal speculation

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The Kenyan is attracting attention from three Premier League sides currently, including the Gunners.

Victor Wanyama is not planning to force through a move away from Southampton, despite attracting interest from three top Premier League sides, Sky Sports reports.

Wanyama is said to be considering his future at the south coast club (via Sky Sports), but is not planning to repeat his actions of last summer when he handed in a transfer request in an attempt to broker a move to Tottenham (via Daily Mail). 

Mauricio Pochettino is one of the managers monitoring his situation during this window, however Sky Sports suggests that he will have to see off competition from Arsenal and Manchester United if he wishes to land the tough-tackling midfielder.

With 18 months left on his contract (via Sky Sports), the former Celtic man is probably aware that while the Saints are under no pressure to sell him this month, they will soon be in a situation where, if he still wishes to leave, they will be forced to either sell him early enough to get a substantial fee - which would probably have to be in the summer - or face losing him for nothing at the end of next season. 

He is also perhaps aware that attempting to force through a deal may see his attitude questioned, which may not only damage his relationship with Southampton, but also put potential buyers off a deal, possibly leaving him in a very difficult situation. 

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