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Liverpool have joined the chase for Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama.
Manager Brendan Rodgers has had the 21-year-old watched extensively and is ready to make a move in the summer window.
Rodgers has made strengthening his defence a priority and wants at least one more attacking player. Yet Kenya holding midfielder Wanyama fits the player profile desired by the club's owners and he can also provide cover at centre back, which is a bonus.
Wanyama has been watched by both Manchester clubs, Arsenal, Everton and Sunderland this season as he has proved one of the stars of Celtic's Champions League campaign.
He has one year left on his contract and Celtic would want around £10million.