Report: Swansea want new signing before selling Andre Ayew as West Ham offer £20m

Liverpool's Dejan Lovren in action with Swansea's Andre Ayew

West Ham United have reportedly offered £20m for Andre Ayew.

Andre Ayew celebrates after scoring the first goal for SwanseaAndre Ayew celebrates after scoring for Swansea

According to Sky Sports, Swansea City want to bring in a new forward before selling Andre Ayew, and are subsequently yet to respond to West Ham's bid of £20m for the player.

Ayew, 26, joined Swansea on a free transfer from Marseille last summer, and lived up to his billing of a marquee signing with a superb debut Premier League campaign.

Liverpool's Dejan Lovren in action with Swansea's Andre AyewLiverpool's Dejan Lovren in action with Swansea's Andre Ayew

The Ghanaian hit 12 goals and two assists in the Premier League for Swansea last season, impressing for the Swans whether playing out wide or up front.

Now, Sky Sports report that West Ham have offered £20m to sign Ayew, with the Hammers desperate to land a new attacking threat this summer.

Andre Ayew celebrates scoring the second goal for SwanseaAndre Ayew celebrates scoring for Swansea

Slaven Bilic has hit a brick wall in his attempts to sign a new forward this summer, but is now moving to try and sign Ayew - but Swansea may need some time before sanctioning a deal.

It's claimed that Swansea have yet to answer West Ham, and want to bring in another attacker before considering allowing Ayew to make the move to East London.

Manchester City's Nicolas Otamendi in action with Swansea's Andre AyewManchester City's Nicolas Otamendi in action with Swansea's Andre Ayew

Swansea have seen Eder, Bafetimbi Gomis and Alberto Paloschi all leave the club this summer, meaning manager Francesco Guidolin has no recognised strikers at his disposal, though Ayew can play there if needed.

It's therefore understandable that Swansea would want to bring in at least one forward before letting Ayew leave, but the £20m offer will certainly be appealing given that signed him for nothing just over a year ago, representing a huge profit.

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