African Transfer Rumours: Wanyama to Southampton?

 Wanyama to Southampton? Bony to Swansea? Kalou to West Brom? Moses Odjer to Lille?

Is he on his way to Southampton?

Kenyan unit Victor Wanyama is set to sign for Hampshire-based side Southampton within the next 48 hours, with the reported fee being around £12.5m. If it goes through, it will earn the title of largest transfer fee paid in the history of Scottish football, surpassing Rangers' signing of Tore Andre Flo for £12m in 2000 and Spartak Moscow's capture of Aiden McGeady in 2010 for £11m.

Bony poses with Swansea City shirt (source: Daily Mail)

Speaking of record breaking transfers, multiple sources say that Welsh-based Premier League side Swansea City are on the verge of eclipsing the £5.5m they paid for Pablo Hernandez last season by paying more than twice the amount, around £12m or £13m tops, for Ivorian and Vitesse Arnhem forward Wilfred Bony. The Ivorian striker was pictured holding a Swansea City shirt and was in attendance at Swansea’s friendly v Haaglandia today. By signing Bony, manager Michael Laudrup hopes to ease the pressure on goalscoring machine Michu.

Salomon Kalou could be reuniting with the fluctuating climate of England and fluctuating mood of Anelka after admitting that he is interested in returning to the Premier League, with West Brom on the top of the list of potential clubs that can sign him. He then admitted that he is no hurry to leave his current club Lille, which could be code for “I will only return to the Premier League if I get a lucrative contract”.

With scouts from Manchester United, Chievo Verona, FC Porto and Benfica casting their eyes on the spectacular tactics Tema Youth’s and Ghana U20 midfielder Moses Odjer, French side Rennes have a trick up their sleeve. The Ligue 1 side have offered the 16 year old a five-year deal, with a hint of persuading him by telling him to look at the successful spells other Ghana players – John Boy, Asamoah and John Mensah – have achieved at the club.

In other news, Brendan Rodgers has grown tired of Jose Enrique and now wants to step up his pursuit of snatching Valencia left-back Aly Cissokho, with the Spanish club imprinting a £6m asking price for their player. Newcastle are looking to continue with their mission to become the French National Side after expressing interest in relinquishing Loic remy from QPR. Cash-strapped Manchester City and trillionaire Monaco have both expressed interest in Kevin Prince Boateng.

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