By ESPNSTAR.com staff
Premier League clubs like Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United have been keeping tabs on Wanyama since the start of the year. City boss Roberto Mancini considered the young Kenyan a serious target during the summer, but a move to the Etihad Stadium did not materialize.
However, with Wanyama giving a good account of himself in the Champions League this season, Red Devils manager Ferguson is now believed to be contemplating a bid for him in January. The Daily Mail reports that the Scot sent down his brother Martin, the club's chief European scout, to watch the midfielder in action against Barcelona recently. Wanyama opened the scoring for Neil Lennon's men and did well to keep up with the likes of Xavi and Andres Iniesta, leading the 21-year old to receive glowing reviews from the United scout.
With Ferguson keen to add some steel into his midfield, the Red Devils boss is expected to make a bid of approximately 12 million pounds in the next transfer window. Although the amount is below Celtic's 25 milion pound valuation of Wanyama, the player's increasing desire to leave for better pastures could prove favourable for United.
The former Germinal Beerschot midfielder only moved to Parkhead at the start of last season and is contracted to Celtic till 2014. However, Wanyama recently turned down an improved deal, with sources close to the player indicating that he would open to leaving the club.