West Brom planning move for Aston Villa's Jordan Ayew

Jordan Ayew
Jordan Ayew

West Brom are considering a move for Aston Villa forward Jordan Ayew, sources close to the player have told ESPN FC.

Tony Pulis' side are short of striking options after the departures of Victor Anichebe and Stephane Sessegnon this summer, while doubts continue to surround the future of Saido Berahino.

West Brom had lined up a deal for West Ham United striker Diafra Sakho, but the move fell through at the final minute because of concerns over the striker's fitness.

It means West Brom have been forced to widen their search for striking reinforcements and sources say they are keeping tabs on Villa man Ayew.

Ayew was one of Villa's few shining lights last season following their relegation from the Premier League and a number or clubs across Europe have been monitoring his situation at Villa.

Ghana international Ayew was Villa's top scorer last season, netting seven goals in 30 Premier League appearances, of which seven came as a substitute.

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Villa are keen to keep hold of Ayew as they look to win promotion back to the Premier League at the first time of asking, but West Brom could test their resolve by making a move for the 24-year-old before the close of the transfer window.