According to the Northern Echo, Swansea City have told Sunderland that they want £14 million for Andre Ayew.
Sunderland have made Ayew one of their priority targets in January, and they have already launched two bids for the forward, but both have been rejected.
Swansea want to keep hold of the striker, who has become their main attacker this season, but Sunderland are trying to force through a deal.
The Swans have reportedly told the Black Cats that they will have to bid £14 million if they are to have any chance of signing the Ghanian, which could put him out of Sam Allardyce’s side’s price bracket.
Sunderland have already brought in Jan Kirchhoff from Bayern Munich and Dame N’Doye in January, with Allardyce eager to upgrade his squad.
The addition of Ayew would be a real signal of intent, as it would not only strengthen Sunderland’s forward line, but weaken one of their main relegation rival’s squads.
Ayew has scored seven goals in 22 appearances for Swansea so far this season.