TOTTENHAM are reportedly looking into ways they can move out Victor Wanyama – after growing furious at his high wage demands.Boss Jose Mourinho had hoped to offload the midfielder last month but potential new clubs were put off by his salary expectations.1 Spurs are said to be looking into ways they can terminate Victor Wanyama’s contractCredit: Getty – ContributorAnd it is now claimed by France Football reporter Nabil Djellit that Spurs could instead cut ties with the Kenyan entirely by terminating his contract completely.Wanyama, who was signed by ex-manager Mauricio Pochettino for £11.5million in 2016, has been restricted to just four appearances this campaign, playing a total of 122 minutes.But he is not in the plans of manager Mourinho, who has plenty of central midfield options with the likes of Harry Winks, Giovani Lo Celso, Moussa Sissoko, Tanguy Ndombele, Eric Dier and potential £50m recruit Gedson Fernandes.French club Ameins and Spanish outfit Leganes were interested in a deal for the ex-Celtic player but could not match his wages, it has been claimed.If Spurs reach an agreement with the African to pay off part of the rest of his deal, he would be free to join another club immediately.Wanyama, linked with Celtic yesterday, has not started a single Premier League game this term.He made 47 appearances in his first season at Tottenham but only 24 the following term as his popularity under Poch dwindled.Tottenham have reportedly tried to sell him on in the last two summers but to no avail.Latest Tottenham news’IT’S AMAZING’My eggs have helped 3 women become mums — I’d love to meet the kids one day’HIPPY AT HEART’Breakfast radio host Lisa Snowdon reveals what gets HER up in the morningCompetitionA CHILLING THRILLERWin a copy of The House Guest in this week’s Fabulous book competitionBARE TRUTHFrom cellulite to surgery, women reveal how they really feel about their looks1D TURNS 10How fame changed One Direction and why Zayn Malik may NEVER returnHis contract is due to end in June 2021.France football journalist Djellit said: “Tottenham could ultimately terminate Victor Wanyama’s contract.”The Kenyan of 28 years could then freely engage in Amiens or elsewhere … The saga continues.” Jose Mourinho has great fun interviewing himself about transfers at Tottenham press conference
Missing US$5M– as NICIL denies collecting outstanding moniesBy Jarryl BryanAfter years of back-and-forth, negotiations for the US$5 million owed by a Hong Kong company for the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GT&T) Company shares it bought are expected to be completed by March of this year.In an interview with this publication, National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited’s (NICIL’s) CEO, Horace James, confirmed that talks are wrapping up. Optimistic of a March deadline for the negotiations to end, James strongly denied that NICIL had collected any of the outstanding money from Hong Kong Golden Telecom Company (HKGTC).NICIL CEO Horace James“Both parties set ourselves by the 15th March for everything to conclude. (So) we’re still in negotiations,” James related. “We await some recommendations, and we have to get approvals; but nothing has been signed between the two parties as yet. Only when everything is fully finalised and agreed… but nothing has been signed,” he explained.“Both parties have made recommendations how we ought to settle the matter. We’re reviewing, and the final decision will have to be made on that. We haven’t received anything. At least they say they will pay something, but we haven’t finalised anything. We’re hoping to get that signed off soon,” James told this publication.Last month, NICIL Chairman Dr Maurice Odle had informed this publication that an interim agreement between the state and HKGTC was in force. He had explained that the state entity was considering collecting the US$5 million in parts — US$3 million first, and negotiations would have continued for the remaining sum.The saleIn 2012, NICIL had disposed of its 20 per cent shares in the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph company in a sale to Hong Kong-based HKGTC to the tune of US$30 million. That company made a downpayment of US$25 million and the outstanding US$5 million was to be paid by October 22, 2014, but this was never done despite written requests from NICIL.Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, and NICIL Legal Counsel Natalia Seepersaud had subsequently travelled to China with the intention of collecting the money, but were informed that the money was already paid.Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman had later announced that Harmon was able to retrieve some documents which showed that the money was paid. But following the controversy this revelation sparked, NICIL later refuted that the money was ever paid.In the confusion that shrouded the transaction, it was even reported that a waiver of the payment was arranged with the Chinese company. This claim was promptly denied by former President Donald Ramotar.Initially, the Government had insinuated that the money was paid to someone else or some other entity other than NICIL prior to the May 2015 elections. But the former President Ramotar had such that such an insinuation is a distraction from “the real issues”, adding that the cantankerous claims of massive corruption under the PPP/C administration have yet to be proven.Meanwhile, former Executive Director of NICIL Winston Brassington in an invited comment on the matter had told Guyana Times he was unaware the outstanding monies were paid to NICIL up until December 31, 2015.“If it was paid, then the seller can easily produce evidence showing this. Payments of this nature are transferred via the banking system (wire transfer) from one bank to another and easy to check and validate. Given that the first payment was wired directly to NICIL’s US dollar bank account in Guyana, I would expect the remaining US$5M to have followed the same course,” Brassington said.