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West Ham makes over $26m bid for Swansea and Ghana's Andre Ayew

West Ham makes over $26m bid for Swansea and Ghana's Andre Ayew

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Ghana’s Andre Ayew could be switching clubs in the English Premier League (EPL) just a year after joining Swansea City from French side Olympique Marseille.

Fellow EPL side West Ham United have reportedly made a £20m (over $26m) bid for the Swansea City forward, according to media sources in the United Kingdom.

The reports indicate that Swansea have not yet made a decision on the offer and are keen to secure attacking reinforcements before allowing the 26-year-old to leave the Liberty Stadium.

Ayew, deputy skipper of Ghana’s senior national team, attracted interest from West Ham last summer, but joined the Swans on a free transfer from French giants Olympique Marseille. He went on to score 12 goals during his debut season in the Premier League.

His contract with the Swans runs until 2019, he is one of only two senior forwards at the club after the departure of Bafetimbi Gomis to Ayew’s former club on a season-long loan.

The Welsh side are hoping to sign two strikers before the close of the summer transfer window with the signing of Sevilla forward Fernando Llorente, seen as highly possible. 

West Ham manager, Slaven Bilic, is also looking to strengthen his forward options ahead of the new season and is currently preparing for life without Diafra Sakho after the Senegalese international left the club for West Bromwich Albion.

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