With the German international still refusing to sign a new deal at Anfield, Jurgen Klopp is scouring the top flight for experienced players who will slot into the Liverpool midfield seamlessly.
The Kenya international scored a howitzer strike in the recent 2 – 2 draw between the two sides at Anfield, was previously with Southampton and is seen as an ideal minder for the fiery Naby Keita, 22, who is moving to Merseyside from Bundesliga outfit, RBS Leipzig.
Wanyama has made 11 first-team appearances this season after recovering from a knee injury but is only being used as a starter in the Tottenham cup line-ups. With the team performing well in the Premier League and Champions League, the 26-year-old finds himself increasingly on the periphery of the squad.
Jurgen Klopp intends to oversee a major overhaul of the Liverpool midfield and defence, having become disappointed with the lack of steel displayed. Keita will join in a £55m deal and Liverpool expect Tottenham to drive a hard bargain even though Wanyama is cast as no more than a squad player.
However, with a new stadium causing financial restrictions, Wanyama’s sale may help fund any spending Mauricio Pochettino wishes to undertake elsewhere.