Southampton are getting a clear run at Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama.

The Daily Mail says Cardiff City pulled the plug on their £10million move for Celtic's Wanyama and handed Southampton hope that their own deal for the Parkhead midfielder could be reignited.

Saints manager Mauricio Pochettino said a deal for Wanyama 'could still happen' after their £12m offer for the Kenyan international was accepted by Celtic but rejected by Wanyama and his agents.

Negotiations could now be resurrected after Cardiff, managed by former Parkhead defender Malky Mackay, had two offers for the powerful midfielder dismissed.