West Ham forward Andre Ayew could be in line for a return to the Liberty Stadium but Swansea will have to up their bid for the forward, according to reports.
Ghana international Ayew may be set for a family reunion with striker brother Jordan as the Swans increased their offering after a £14million bid was rejected earlier this month.Follow @Graphicgh
According to Sky Sports, the Hammers value Ayew senior at £20million – around the fee the London club paid for him in August 2016.
While Swansea’s reported bid of £18million falls short of this figure, it is understood that West Ham are interested in a swap deal involving Swans midfielder Ki Sung-yueng.
The reported £20million offer would smash the £15million record transfer fee paid by the Swans for flop Borja Baston, who joined from La Liga side Atlético Madrid 18 months ago.
Ayew has made 24 appearances in all competitions for West Ham this season, netting six times along the way.
In his solitary season at the Liberty Stadium, after joining on a free transfer from Marseille in July 2015, he scored an impressive 12 goals in 35 appearances.
Swansea’s strike force has been found wanting this term – strikers Jordan Ayew, Tammy Abraham and Wilfried Bony have managed just ten goals between them in the league this season.
The Swans have seemingly failed to replace frontman Fernando Llorente after his departure to Spurs and will almost certainly require additional firepower to stay in the Premier League.