Report: Pochettino targeting Spurs reunion with Victor Wanyama, Levy wants swap deal

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Tottenham are reportedly planning a renewed bid for Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama.

According to The Sun, Tottenham are making another move for Southampton's Victor Wanyama, with Andros Townsend potentially being offered in the opposite direction.

Spurs have been quiet during the January transfer window so far, but that is largely down to the success of Mauricio Pochettino's squad this season.

Pochettino has the best defence in the division, a midfield with power and energy from the likes of Eric Dier, Mousa Dembele and Dele Alli, creativity from Christian Eriksen and a prolific goalscorer in Harry Kane - but the Spurs boss may still look for reinforcements.

The Daily Mail reported back in August that Southampton had blocked Tottenham from signing midfielder Victor Wanyama, having rejected a bid from his former Saints boss Pochettino, who signed him from Celtic back in the summer of 2013.

Now though, The Sun report that Pochettino still wants Wanyama, and is ready to lodge another move for the Kenyan powerhouse - but chairman Daniel Levy wants a swap deal.

It's stated the the Saints have enquired about signing winger Andros Townsend - despite The Guardian suggesting that he's on his way to Newcastle United - but Levy has told Ronald Koeman that a deal will only be done if Wanyama comes in the opposite direction.

Many will question whether Spurs still need Wanyama given Eric Dier's emergence as a top defensive midfielder, whilst Pochettino also has Mousa Dembele, Ryan Mason, Nabil Bentaleb, Tom Carroll and Dele Alli at his disposal, making a move for the 24-year-old seem like something of a luxury at this point - but having starred under Pochettino before, the Argentine may still want a reunion this month.

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