Report: Crystal Palace and Fulham battling for £12m Jordan Ayew

Roy Hodgson, Manager of Crystal Palace reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Crystal Palace at Emirates Stadium on January 20, 2018 in London, England.

Swansea City striker Jordan Ayew is still a Premier League target with Crystal Palace and Fulham reportedly keen before the transfer window shuts.

Jordan Ayew of Swansea City celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Swansea City at Selhurst Park on August 26, 2017 in London,...

Jordan Ayew has been relegated three times in the last six years with Sochaux, Aston Villa and Swansea City.

But it seems that Crystal Palace and Fulham are willing to overlook this worrying omen as they aim to beef up their attacking ranks before Thursday’s transfer deadline.

 

According to the Mirror, the London clubs are going head-to-head to sign the Ghanaian international, who has allegedly gone AWOL from Swansea in an attempt to force a move back to the Premier League.

The South Wales side want £12 million for a player who scored 11 goals last season.

Swansea City player Jordan Ayew holds off Kortney Hause of Wolves during the Emirates FA Cup third round replay between Swansea City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Liberty Stadium on...

Sky Sports reported in June that Fulham had an £8 million bid rejected for Ayew, while Crystal Palace’s attempts to land him in a swap deal with Jairo Riedewald fell through when the Dutchman rejected a move to the Liberty Stadium, according to the Sun (2 August, page 51).

So it is clear that Fulham and Palace must now increase their offers and meet Swansea’s asking price if they want to bring Ayew to either Craven Cottage or Selhurst Park.

A quick and versatile attacker, he would give the clubs some extra options in attack as they aim to secure Premier League survival next season.

Swansea City's Ghanaian striker Jordan Ayew celebrates scoring the opening goal during the English FA Cup 5th round replay football match between Swansea City and Sheffield Wednesday at...

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