Southampton are ready to make their Champions League push a family affair by snapping up Victor Wanyama's brother - Inter Milan midfielder McDonald Mariga.

Saints boss Mauricio Pochettino is plotting a January swoop for the 26-year-old, who plays alongside his younger sibling for Kenya's national team.

Mariga came close to joining Manchester City in January 2010, but could not get a work permit.

Wanyama has played a key role in the Saints' superb start to the season since a £12.5million summer move from Scottish champions Celtic