Report: Leicester to rival Tottenham for Southampton star Victor Wanyama

Manchester City's Samir Nasri in action with Southampton's Victor Wanyama

The 24-year-old looks set for pastures new this summer.

Crystal Palace's Joel Ward in action with Southampton's Victor Wanyama

Victor Wanyama is a target for Leicester City should N’Golo Kante depart, according to the Daily Star.

The Saints midfielder has one year left on his contract and has shown no intention of extending that, paving the way for his St Mary’s exit.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

Spurs failed in an attempt to bring the Kenyan to the Lane last summer, as reported by the London Evening Standard, but are likely to make another approach as manager Mauricio Pochettino looks to bring in competition and cover for Eric Dier.

England's Eric Dier and Nathaniel Clyne during training

Wanyama thrived under Pochettino at Southampton and would favour a move to London according to the Star’s report, but the Lilywhites may well have a battle on their hands should Leicester formalise their interest.

Kante’s stellar campaign last term coupled with his £20 million buyout clause makes his departure almost inevitable and Wanyama would make for a more than adequate replacement in the heart of the Foxes’ midfield.

Everton's Ross Barkley in action with Leicester City's N'Golo Kante

Yet despite Leicester’s title as reigning Premier League champions, White Hart Lane is likely to represent a more attractive proposition for Wanyama and Spurs will be confident of securing his signature, with or without competition from Claudio Ranieri’s team.

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