Victor Wanyama will be staying at Tottenham after Club Brugge opted to sign a different defensive midfielder, according to Belgian football journalist Kristof Terreur.

Wanyama has been heavily linked with a move to Club Brugge in recent days after the Belgian club allegedly agreed a £13 million fee with Spurs, who were set to make a small profit on the player who joined from Southampton three years ago.

But reports soon emerged suggesting Wanyama himself was unsure about the move despite Spurs’ attempts to get him out the door. The Kenyan is no longer needed following the arrival of record signing Tanguy Ndombele.

Terreur – always reliable when it comes to Belgian football news – claims Club Brugge have now agreed to sign 26-year-old Eder Balanta from FC Basel, meaning their pursuit of Wanyama is over. And with the European transfer window closing today, Wanyama is running out of time to secure a move away from Tottenham.

Having Wanyama in reserve is no bad thing for Spurs, although it will be difficult to keep him happy if he barely gets any game time. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see him leave in the January window.

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