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Former Swansea City star Andre Ayew is keen to link up with brother Jordan at Crystal Palace with the Premier League outfit in talks with the free-agent forward, as reported by 90Min

Given Palace owner Steve Parish isn’t renowned for breaking the bank on signings – Ebere Eze is the only player bought for more than £10 million since 2017 – it was always going to be difficult for the Eagles to rebuild a squad that recently lost 11 first-team players on free transfers. 

Palace need quality – quantity too – but will be forced to go about an extensive recruitment drive while operating on a budget hit hard by the effects of the pandemic. 

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With that in mind, the decision to bring in Reading wonderkid Michael Olise, triggering the affordable release clause in his contract, looks inspired.

At just £8 million, the gifted attacking midfielder arrives with substantial resale potential. 

And while the same can’t be said about Ayew – the Ghana international will turn 32 in December – the veteran free agent would add goals, experience and plenty of flexibility to a less-than prolific Palace front line.

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Is Andre Ayew set to join Crystal Palace?

Ayew scored an impressive 35 goals during the past two seasons, dragging an unfancied Swansea City side into the play-offs on both occasions. 

Defeat to Brentford in the play-off final meant Swansea had no choice but to let Ayew leave, however, with his reported £80,000-a-week wages simply too expensive for a Championship club. 

It remains to be seen how much Crystal Palace are willing to pay the former West Ham and Marseille man as talks regarding a move to Selhurst Park continue.

90Min claims Ayew is interested in a move to Palace, where he would link up with younger brother Jordan. 

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