Report: AS Roma step up interest in Spurs-linked forward

AS Roma have reportedly stepped up their interest in Marseille's Andre Ayew.

Olympique de Marseille forward Andre Ayew is a free agent this summer, and the number of clubs chasing him seems to increase by the week. In England, both Tottenham Hotspur and Everton have been linked, via the Daily Mail and talkSport, but news from France on Saturday suggests that AS Roma are upping their efforts to land the Ghanaian.

Apparently there are already offers from Borussia Dortmund and Wolfsburg, offering a four-year contract, but the 25-year-old is still being courted in Italy. Sky Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio has said that Roma have stepped up their interest and Andre’s father and former Marseille legend, Abedi Pele, is in contact with the club.

Both Pele and Roma Coach Rudi Garcia briefly crossed paths when they both played for Ligue 1 side Lille in the 1980’s – Ayew was born in the north of France before moving south with his father.

There is a reported appointment set up for next week, which shows that Ayew is trying to see what the best possible offers on the table are before considering a final decision.

Newspaper Le10Sport suggests that Roma would offer him more than €10 million net over the length of the contract. However, it seems that that may not be enough to convince him to say no to the favourites Wolfsburg.

With the numbers being mentioned in the press, if Spurs or Everton are serious about making a move, they know exactly what they will have to offer to bring the Ghana international to the Premier League.

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