West Ham transfer round-up: Ayew confirmed; left-back bid rejected; Bacca latest

Swansea's Andre Ayew in action with Wolverhampton Wanderers' Niall Ennis

A select round-up of the latest West Ham United news...

 

Swansea City's Andre Ayew (L) celebrates scoring their first goal with Modou BarrowWest Ham's new signing Andre Ayew 

West Ham United have finally completed the signing of Andre Ayew from Swansea City for a club record fee of £20.5 million, as confirmed by the club's official website.

Whether Hammers boss Slaven Bilic plans to play the Ghanaian through the middle or out wide remains unclear, but after a summer of rejection and disappointment, the East London club finally have something to cheer.

Picture Supplied by Action ImagesCarlos Bacca has been a long-term transfer target for West Ham

Following the capture of Ayew, joint chairman David Sullivan's eldest son took to Twitter to hint that there will be more transfer business, singling out a certain AC Milan star as a potential option:

 

Meanwhile, HITC Sport understand that Leeds United have rejected a £7 million bid from West Ham for left-back Charlie Taylor.

Leeds United's Charlie TaylorLeeds United's Charlie Taylor

Despite the signing of Arthur Masuaku, Bilic is obviously still keen on strengthening his options even further in the left-back position after the long-term injury suffered by Aaron Cresswell.

In other transfer news, West Ham youngster Lewis Page has joined League One side Coventry on a five-month loan deal, as reported by Sky Sports.

Jordan Ayew scores the second goal for Aston VillaJordan Ayew in action for Aston Villa

And finally, Aston Villa owner Dr Tony Xia has moved to dispel rumours suggesting that Jordan Ayew could leave to join West Ham by taking to Twitter to make it clear the Ghanaian is not going anywhere:

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