Report: Levy unsuccessfully offered Bentaleb and Mason in swap for Victor Wanyama, deal still likely

Tottenham's Nabil Bentaleb

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly poised to land Southampton ace Victor Wanyama.

Southampton's Victor Wanyama celebrates scoring their third goal

According to The Mirror, Tottenham Hotspur are poised to sign Victor Wanyama from Southampton - but neither Nabil Bentaleb or Ryan Mason are likely to head in the other direction.

With Spurs returning to the Champions League next season, manager Mauricio Pochettino will be looking for new signings - and he appears ready to make his first addition of the summer transfer window.

Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy

The Mirror report that Southampton's Victor Wanyama - a player Pochettino signed for the Saints back in 2013 - is set for a White Hart Lane reunion with the Spurs boss, with an £11m deal close.

It's claimed that the Kenyan star, 24, will undergo a medical in the coming days to seal his move, but also that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy attempted a player-plus-cash deal for the midfield maestro.

Ryan Mason celebrates scoring the first goal for Tottenham

The report states that Levy offered either Ryan Mason or Nabil Bentaleb in a part-exchange deal for Wanyama, but those offers appear to have failed as neither player is likely to go, with the Saints preferring to take the money.

Mason, 25, started just eight Premier League games last season and struggled when given opportunities in midfield, leaving Spurs fans to wonder whether he's good enough to stay at White Hart Lane.

A summer exit looks likely for Mason, who has come up through the ranks at Tottenham - but his destination won't be Southampton in a deal deal for Wanyama.

Tottenham's Nabil Bentaleb

Meanwhile, 22-year-old Algerian international Bentaleb played in just five Premier League games for Tottenham this past season, struggling with both form and fitness as he slipped down the pecking order.

Still a player with potential, Bentaleb will be hoping to get back to top form having only signed a new contract at Spurs last summer, but Levy's willingness to offer him up in part-exchange for Wanyama suggests he may be available for transfer this summer.

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