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Mauricio Pochettino is willing to bring Victor Wanyama back into the first-team fold despite the midfielder being in chairman Daniel Levy’s bad books.
Tottenham had agreed a £12million transfer fee with Belgian outfit Club Brugge for Wanyama.
But Wanyama changed his mind late into negotiations – a decision which left Levy ‘seething’, according to Football Insider.
The media outlet also report Pochettino is now preparing to offer the olive branch to Wanyama despite Levy’s anger.
There is still a feeling Wanyama, whose contract expires in 2021, may leave during the January transfer window but until then Pochettino wants to make use of the midfield destroyer.
The Kenyan has endured two injury-ravaged seasons at Spurs and has fallen down the pecking order in the middle of the park but will be given another chance to prove his worth if he shows a commitment to the cause.
Wanyama made it into the first-team squad on the first day of the season against Aston Villa but has since been left in the stands.
The Argentine tactician’s decision to welcome back Wanyama may test his relationship with Levy.
The pair had clear-the-air talks over dinner ahead of the north London derby in August after Pochettino had publicly expressed his grievance at not being privy to transfer decisions.
“We needed to have a conversation last week and this week it was the same,” Pochettino said.
“The most important thing is to help the club and the team to perform and be on the same page. To communicate in a good place always helps.
“Sometimes our vision in the professional side cannot be the same and sometimes [we] can have some disagreements.
“But the most important thing is that the personal relationship is still strong.
“This morning Daniel showed me a picture that we took on the last day at White Hart Lane where we are together with the coaching staff and his family and he said: ‘Look, our personal relationship is still there.’”