Ferguson keeps eye on Wanyama

BY foxsports • January 23, 2013

The Premier League's Dubious Goals Panel has made a decision on two goals affecting Chelsea matches.

The fourth goal in the Blues' 4-0 win over Stoke on 12 January has now been confirmed as belonging to Eden Hazard.

Demba Ba has also benefited from the panel's deliberations, with Chelsea's first goal in the 2-2 draw with Southampton four days later awarded to the Senegal international.

The Dubious Goals Committee is drawn from people who have been involved as a referee, player or manager at the highest level of the game.

Wanyama has been one of the stars of the season for the Bhoys and has played a huge part in Celtic's progression beyond the Champions League group stages.

The Scottish champions have been trying to tie him down to a new deal but, with no agreement on the horizon, a host of England's top clubs have been tracking his progress.

Now, after receiving glowing reports from his scouts, including his brother Martin - his chief scout - Ferguson took the chance to watch him in action against Dundee United and Wanyama impressed by scoring in a 4-0 win.

Now United are believed to be one of a number of clubs who could yet make a late swoop for Wanyama, with Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool all believed to be keeping close tabs on him although it is understood a move for the Celtic ace would need to be made by the weekend.

However, Sky Sports understands that, because Wanyama is Kenyan, his work permit, which is more than likely to be granted, would need to go to appeal as his country are ranked outside the world's top 70, which is a criteria set in the UK.

So, in order to finalise a deal for Wanyama, a bid would need to be made prior to next Thursday's deadline and most likely by the weekend to give the process enough time to be completed.


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