TRANSFER RUMOURS – Wanyama to Manchester United? Remy to Chelsea?

Victor Wanyama has been linked with a January move from Celtic to Manchester United

October 10th: Wanyama – “I have heard a lot about my intended move to several clubs, the latest being Manchester United. Personally I just think those are rumours. My focus now remains with my team Celtic, whom I want to help in both the domestic and Champions League. Leaving Celtic will not be easy. They cannot just let me go [as] easily as many people think. All in all am happy here and looking forward to continue playing for them as I work hard in my career.”

September 25th: Wanyama on when he will be offered a new contract – “I leave these things for the club and my agent but I’m really happy here and looking forward to staying for as many years as I can. All I do is concentrate on the football. Celtic is a big club and we are in the Champions League so I don’t think there is anywhere better.”

August 3rd: Celtic manager Neil Lennon on reported interest from Manchester United and Arsenal – “I’m not surprised. He is a quality young player but like I said before he is our player and we are very pleased to have him here.”

June 25th: Wanyama – “I think the Premier League is the dream of so many players, so I’d be happy to play there. There are a lot of good clubs in England. It will be difficult to leave Celtic because I have just had a good season here and we are now playing in the Champions League. Celtic are one of the biggest teams. I’ve been happy here, and the fans have been brilliant to me. But it would not be a terrible thing for me if the club agree to let me go, and they were to get a good offer. They are the ones who decide. I’m proud I’m the first Kenyan to play in the UK and I’d be very happy to be the first Kenyan to play in the Premier League.”

Loic Remy has been linked with a move from Marseille to Chelsea

October 8th: Chelsea sent a scout to watch Remy in his game against PSG.

August 31st: Chelsea put in a £15m bid which was rejected.

August 30th: Remy – “Yes there were discussions with Tottenham, but they came to nothing and they will not continue.”

August 14th: Marseille chairman Vincent Labrune – “Our objective is very clear – we must sell players. It is a major shareholders’ instruction. The objectives set by the shareholders about selling are drastic. We are trying to sell to reduce the wage bill. We have three players we have agreed to let leave – Cesar Azpilicueta, Stephane Mbia and either Loic Remy or Andre Ayew.”

July 24th: Remy – “I have a contract with Marseille but if the club wants to sell you, there is nothing you can do about that.”