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Swansea keen on offloading Andre Ayew as transfer deadline looms

Andre Ayew 111 Swansea want to get Ayew off their books

Wed, 7 Aug 2019 Source:

Swansea City forward Andre Ayew remain very much up for sale with his departure a big priority for the English Championship side.

The Swans want to sell the Ghanaian to free their wage bill with transfer deadline in England looming.

The 29-year-old, who is one of the highest earners at the club, wants to play top-flight football with Swansea unlikely to afford him.

Ayew has attracted interest this summer with Derby County believed to be the latest club keen on his signature amid claims manager Philip Cocu wants to reunite with him.

Getting the iconic Ghana captain out of the door is a big priority for the Swans.

The 29-year-old has emerged as a target for his former French club Marseille while two teams in the English Premier League as well as a side in the German Bundesliga have been hold talks to sign the Ghana captain.

Ayew is also interesting a club in the Chinese top-flight who are willing to pay him even more than what he earns with his current club Swansea City.

The want-away midfielder is keen on leaving English Championship side in the chase of first team football after his loan contract with Fenerbahce expired at the end of last season.

While Fenerbahce were keen on taking him permanently his huge wage demands has made it impossible for the Turks to exercise their first option of signing him.

The son of Ghana legend Abedi Pele must return to the south Wales side after spending last season on loan with the Turkish giants but he is desperate to leave the club because of he wants to play top-flight football.

Swansea are also willing to let him leave permanently to free up their wage bill with the transfer deadline looming.

Ayew rejoined the Liberty Stadium outfit in January 2018 in a bid to help them beat the Premier League drop but they were relegation and have since struggled to pay his wages in the second tier.

He was subsequently loaned out to Fenerbahce where he scored five goals in 35 appearances last term.

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