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Wanyama staying at Celtic

January 31, 2013
By ESPN staff

Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama has ruled out the possibility of swapping the Scottish champions for Manchester United in January.

Victor Wanyama Celtic
PA PhotosVictor Wanyama is said to be a United target

Wanyama, 21, has made a huge impression for Neil Lennon's Celtic side and speculation in recent days has suggested United boss Sir Alex Ferguson was plotting a £12 million bid.

The Kenya international has admitted he has designs on progressing his career, but his focus for the remainder of the season is Celtic - with a Champions League clash against Juventus whetting his appetite.

"I can confirm to you that I will be at Celtic," Wanyama told the Daily Record. "We are playing well and our Champions League dream is on right now, so I am looking forward to the big game against Juventus.

"A lot has been said about my intended move but I have not given it much thought and even my manager feels I should play until the end of the season for Celtic.

"Then, from that point, the doors can be open for a move."