Tottenham may be forced to accept cut-price Victor Wanyama transfer fee

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Tottenham may have to lower their £9million asking price for Victor Wanyama as they struggle to find a buyer for the midfielder this month.

Spurs had set the midfielder’s valuation at £17m last summer before agreeing a deal in the region of £13m with Belgian side Club Brugge, only for Wanyama to reject the move.

Five months on, and with Wanyama now in the final 18 months of his contract, Spurs’ original valuation has almost halved, but it may need to drop further still.

The 28-year-old has been deemed surplus to requirements by head coach Jose Mourinho with his only appearance under the Portuguese coming in last month’s Champions League dead rubber defeat at Bayern Munich.

Standard Sport understands there have been several enquiries for Wanyama – including from two unnamed Premier League clubs – but nobody is yet willing to meet Spurs’ valuation.

It is believed Waynama’s £62,000-a-week wages are also proving a stumbling block. The Kenya international joined Tottenham from Southampton for £11m in 2016, following the same path taken by manager Mauricio Pochettino, who brought him to the south coast from Celtic.

He enjoyed a fine debut campaign but has since struggled with injuries and fallen out of favour, with Celtic among those clubs interested in reviving his career. Galatasaray are also monitoring the situation with an initial loan period being proposed.

However, Wanyama has just 18 months left on his existing contract and Spurs would prefer a straight sale. To do so, however, they may have to accept a cut-price fee with time running out before next Friday’s transfer deadline.

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