By Alex Taylor
West Ham have been given the green light to sign Andre Ayew – but only when Swansea sign a second striker to follow the addition of Fernando Llorente.
The BBC claim that the Swans will sanction the departure of Ayew to the Hammers when they land another forward.
Swansea signed World Cup winner Fernando Llorente from Sevilla on Friday and the BBC state they are looking for more attacking reinforcements.
Francesco Guidolin’s side are also interested in signing Atletico Madrid striker Borja Baston and have enquired about Leicester’s Argentine striker Leonardo Ulloa.
Sky Italy journalist Gianluca Di Marzio has previously claimed on his website that the Ghana international is set to undergo a medical with the Hammers.
This comes after Sky Sports claimed last weekend that West Ham had followed up an initial inquiry for the 26-year-old with a formal bid of £20million.
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The Swansea hitman scored 12 goals in his debut season in the Premier League and has attracted the attentions of the Hammers during their extensive search for a top class striker.
Ayew was thought to be interested in West Ham last summer before eventually joining Swansea on a free transfer.
The forward signed a four-year deal when he arrived, but could now be on his way out of the club.
West Ham have been very public in their pursuit of a top drawer frontman this summer and have reportedly failed in bids to bring the likes of AC Milan’s Carlos Bacca, Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette and Michy Batshuayi to the club.
In other West Ham transfer news, one Hammer has signed a new long-term deal with the club after his impressive displays at Euro 2016.