Ayew, 28, was a star for Swansea following a 2015 move from Marseille, scoring 12 goals in his first Premier League season – and his form for the Swans earned him a move to West Ham in 2016, with former boss Slaven Bilic splashing out £20million to sign him. (BBC Sport)
The Ghanaian hasn't quite lived up to those heights though with the Hammers, as he scored just six times in 25 Premier League outings last season, with six goals in 20 games in all competitions this term.
Despite Ayew's goalscoring return this season, he remains a bit-part player in East London, and could be sold this month as David Moyes looks to re-tool his squad at the London Stadium.
The Guardian report that West Ham are prepared to let Ayew leave, but a return to Swansea may be impossible unless the forward will reduce his wage demands in order to re-join the club and reunite with brother Jordan Ayew.
It's noted that, whilst Swansea may be put off a deal for Ayew, they also hold an interest in his West Ham teammate Diafra Sakho, who is expected to move on this month.
The Senegal international could be a smart addition for a goal-shy Swans side, whilst two Swansea players remain on West Ham's radar as the possibility of a swap deal grows.
West Ham are believed to be interested in Swansea defender Alfie Mawson and midfielder Ki Sung-yueng, and even though Ayew may not be used in a deal, Sakho could yet find himself heading to South Wales.