Arsenal boosted in pursuit of Tottenham target with replacement lined-up

Southampton are eyeing a move to sign Gianni Imbula from Porto, with Arsenal having set their sights on Victor Wanyama, the Metro claims.

The Saints have established themselves as a top-ten Premier League side in recent seasons, leading to a number of top clubs to come in for their players.

Morgan Schneiderlin and Luke Shaw earned big-money moves to Manchester United, Nathaniel Clyne, Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert all made the switch to former English heavyweights Liverpool, while Calum Chambers joined Arsenal.

The Gunners are now returning with a raid for Kenyan international Wanyama, who has earned regular plaudits for his impressive performances since joining from Celtic.

Tottenham tried to tempt the south-coast club to part with the 24 year-old in the summer, but failed to agree a deal for the defensive midfielder, although Arsenal are now expected to agree a fee for the Saints star.

Southampton are now looking to bring in Imbula from Porto, who crashed out of the Champions League in midweek, despite picking up 10 points in the group stage.

Updated: December 12, 2015 — 12:28 pm
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