Report: West Ham open talks over Aston Villa's £8m Jordan Ayew, who could join his brother

Aston Villa's Jordan Ayew in action with Watford's Ben Watson

West Ham are bidding to sign both Ayew brothers, with Aston Villa's Jordan on their radar.

Aston Villa's Jordan Ayew in action with Watford's Ben WatsonAston Villa's Jordan Ayew in action with Watford's Ben Watson

West Ham have opened talks with Aston Villa over the signature of Jordan Ayew, The Sun report.

The paper claim Villa are hopeful of agreeing a £8 million deal for the forward, who would join his brother Andre Ayew at the Olympic Stadium.

Andre Ayew is close to joining from Swansea City, with Gianluca di Marzio reporting a deal is done pending a medical.

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

It is not the first time West Ham have been linked to Jordan Ayew, but this report suggests negotiations are active and a deal could be close.

Aston Villa have just signed £14 million Ross McCormack, which could make them more open to letting Ayew leave, even though the prospects of them playing together is an enticing one.

Villa begin the Championship season on Sunday away to Sheffield Wednesday, and would surely prefer to have the situation sorted one way or another.

Arsenal's Hector Bellerin in action with Aston Villa's Jordan AyewArsenal's Hector Bellerin in action with Aston Villa's Jordan Ayew

As well as playing together at international level for Ghana, Andre and Jordan Ayew previously played together for Marseille.

The Hammers will hope that signing the pair together will get the best out of each other, while both attackers have previously played alongside star man Dimitri Payet.

Swansea's Andre Ayew in action with Aston Villa's Jordan AyewSwansea's Andre Ayew in action with Aston Villa's Jordan Ayew

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