Last Updated: Fri, 21 Jun 2013 14:42
Newcastle look set to miss out on Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama after Cardiff and Southampton entered the race for his signature.
The Toon are thought to be keeping a close eye on the Kenyan midfielder as they line him up as a potential replacement for Cheick Tiote, who has been linked with a move away from St James' Park this summer.
Tiote is upset with the club's new shirt sponsors Wonga, the Ivory Coast midfielder saying the payday loan company goes against his religious beliefs.
Tiote, Papiss Cisse, Massaido Haidara, Hatem Ben Arfa and Moussa Sissoko have all called on Newcastle to drop Wonga and are thought to have threatened to quit if the sponsorship plans go ahead.
However, Alan Pardew's chances of bringing in Wanyama look slim after Southampton reportedly tabled a bid of around £10million for the Celtic star.
Cardiff, Arsenal and Stoke are also thought to have an interest in Wanyama, while Galatasaray are monitoring the situation.
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