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Report: Aston Villa to receive approach from Nice for Jordan Ayew

Jordan Ayew scores the second goal for Aston Villa

Ligue 1 outfit Nice are reportedly keen on signing Aston Villa star Jordan Ayew.

Jordan Ayew scores the second goal for Aston Villa

According to reports from L’Equipe (via Top Mercato), French Ligue 1 outfit Nice are interested in securing the services of Aston Villa striker Jordan Ayew.

Aston Villa clearly endured a terrible campaign in the Premier League last term but perhaps one of the few positives for the Villans to look back upon was the performances of Jordan Ayew.

Watford's Almen Abdi in action with Aston Villa's Jordan Ayew

Ayew arrived to Villa Park from Lorient for a fee of around £8 million and the Ghanaian international was one of the few Villa players who deserved any sort of credit for their displays last season.

Following Villa’s relegation into the Championship, Ayew has widely been touted to leave the Midlands based outfit this summer and a host of clubs are said to be keen on securing the services of the 24-year-old.

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

The likes of Hamburg, West Ham United, Bordeaux and Galatasaray (Daily Mail) have all been mentioned as the interested parties in Ayew and now according to reports from L’Equipe, even Nice have joined in the race for the striker.

Claims have been made that Nice are planning to sign Ayew on a season long loan deal and are hopeful that Villa will accept such a proposal as the club is not keen on losing the attacker permanently this season.

Jordan Ayew celebrates with Rudy Gestede (L) and Idrissa Gueye (R) after scoring the second goal for Aston Villa

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