Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama is ‘chasing a new contract’ at the club, as Liverpool and Manchester United monitor the situation, according to The Daily Mail.

The Kenya international has been an important man in Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs squad over the last couple of seasons but he has been slightly off the pace in 2017-18.

Injury has kept Wanyama on the sidelines for the majority of the season, while the African enforcer has most-commonly been used as a substitute at Tottenham since his return to fitness.

Despite competition for places in the heart of the Spurs side, the former Southampton man remains a critical player as the North London club search for silverware in 2017-18.

There has been a lot of talk in the press of late over the possibility of Tottenham extending their main players’ contracts – the fans will be keen to see this start to materialise in the next weeks and months.

Although securing new deals for the likes of Harry Kane, Toby Alderweireld and others has dominated column inches, Wanyama certainly also deserves improved terms and a longer contract.

Eric Dier has been Pochettino’s first-choice holding midfielder this season but Tottenham have at times missed the African’s high-energy approach and ability to dominate the boiler room battles.

Despite the reported interest from other Premier League teams, Wanyama won’t be going anywhere anytime soon as he is clearly a favourite of Pochettino’s – but a new contract would suit all parties.