West Ham are set to sign Swansea City attacker Andre Ayew in a deal worth £16 million, writes The Sun.
In an exclusive report, the paper claims that West Ham have already submitted the offer and it is likely to be accepted by Swansea owner Hew Jenkins.
The Welsh side are already eyeing up Barcelona winger Christian Tello as a replacement for the departing Ayew.
The Hammers held a strong interest in the former Marseille man last summer when he was available on a free transfer. Despite West Ham making an offer for the attacker, Ayew eventually opted for Swansea as they were offering a larger wage packet with the opportunity for the attacker to link up with one of his closest friends in Bafetimbi Gomis.
With Gomis’ exit from the Liberty Stadium looking more and more likely this summer, Andre Ayew has refused to commit himself to Swansea’s cause next season and it looks as if the club are going to cash in on his uncertainty.
West Ham are in desperate need of reinforcements in an attacking sense as it was confirmed yesterday that both Manuel Lanzini and Gokhan Tore have picked up injuries, with the former set to be out for an extended period of time.
ExWHUemployee confirmed on Twitter that the Hammers had made a bid for Ayew, who scored 12 Premier League goals for Swansea last season.
The 26-year-old will be offered 75,000 a week at West Ham, making him one of the club’s highest earners.
With the Hammers losing their first leg tie in the Europa League qualifier last night against Domzale, it looks as if Slaven Bilic is moving quickly to strengthen his squad in time for the start of the new Premier League season.