Report: West Ham 'close to agreeing terms' with Tottenham-linked Andre Ayew

West Ham are reportedly closing in on the signing of Marseille forward Andre Ayew.

According to The Sun, West Ham United have opened talks with Marseille forward Andre Ayew over a summer free transfer move to Upton Park, and could already be close to deal.

The Hammers have mustered just three Premier League wins in 2015, and with out-of-contract manager Sam Allardyce likely to leave the club this summer, the winds of change could be sweeping through Upton Park at the end of the season.

Whilst a new boss may be on the way, it seems that co-chairman David Sullivan is putting the wheels in motion for a move to sign Ayew.

The Ghanaian international, 25, has hit 11 goals for Marseille this season, and is unsurprisingly in-demand this summer, with his contract with the French side set to expire, making him a free agent.

Recent reports from French website Mercato 365 suggested that Ayew had been in talks with Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino over a summer move to White Hart Lane - but could now be heading to their London rivals West Ham instead.

The Sun believe that West Ham have not only discussed personal terms with Ayew, but also that co-chairman Sullivan believes a deal is close to completion.

Given Ayew's reputation in Europe, this would be a huge coup for West Ham, who have been lacking a threat in the final third for some time now - and Ayew could be the man to solve their problems next season.

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