The Swansea City striker could be on his way to the Olympic Stadium.
Andre Ayew celebrates scoring for Swansea
The 26-year old arrived at Swansea on a free transfer last summer and enjoyed an excellent debut campaign – scoring 12 times in 35 appearances.
Andre Ayew celebrates after scoring for Swansea
It appears West Ham have had a change of heart however, and will now look to bring the versatile forward in after becoming frustrated in their search for a striker.
West Ham manager Slaven Bilic
Ayew isn’t an out-and-out striker but he has been deployed in that role and would provide Slaven Bilic with ample options in attack alongside the likes of Dimitri Payet, Sofiane Feghouli and Gokhan Tore.
Hammers fans might feel a tad underwhelmed if Ayew proves to be their lead signing this summer after being linked with the likes of Michy Batshuayi, Alexandre Lacazette and Carlos Bacca in recent weeks.
Reaction was mixed on social media and we’ve provided a selection of the best tweets below:
Andre Ayew would be a decent bit of business if these rumours are true. Still need 2 or 3 others besides. Time's a-wasting. #COYI— Gnat (@mattwebb1982) July 29, 2016
When you hear Andre Ayew is close to signing for your club. pic.twitter.com/oOr9KOzZ7h— Billy Boylan (@billyboylan5) July 29, 2016
Dont know what to think about Andre Ayew for £16m— Kane (@KanePhilpot97) July 29, 2016
I'd take Andre Ayew but not Jordan Ayew. We can do better than that— MR ⚒ (@WHU_MR2013) July 29, 2016
Andre Ayew is a top signing. Very happy if we get that deal over the line. He'd get 15+ in our team.— Thomas James (@T___J92) July 29, 2016
Andre Ayew is an upgrade to Valencia - gutted it never really worked out for Enner.— Rikki Fifton (@RFifton) July 29, 2016
Andre Ayew is an interesting one. Interesting because I'm not sure how I feel about it BUT a signing is better than no signing.— Mark Harrison (@MarkHarrison23) July 29, 2016
Marquee signing promised. Linked with Bacca, Icardi and Lacazette. End up with Andre Ayew.— Craigo (@CavortingCraigo) July 29, 2016
Andre Ayew when given the right service last year, he scored. He'd be a great signing— WestHamFan (@WestHam_Fan_) July 28, 2016