By Harvey Byrne

Hull City and Marseille are lining up bids for Aston Villa forward Jordan Ayew, according to a report.

ESPN claims that the Premier League and Ligue 1 duo have turned their attentions to the 24-year-old Villa Park attacker.

It is believed that Aston Villa are reluctant to lose Ayew, but they could be tempted to sell for around £11million after signing Ross McCormack earlier this summer.

Hull see a new striker as a top priority before Wednesday’s transfer deadline, and Marseille see Ayew as a key addition to their squad.

The Ghana international only moved to Villa Park last summer in an £8million deal and was unable to prevent the long standing Premier League side from suffering relegation in the last campaign.

He finished as the club’s top scorer last season with seven goals in 36 appearances across all competitions.

The Villa attacker has started all six of Roberto Di Matteo’s games in charge of the club in the new campaign with a return of one goal in the EFL Cup against Luton.

Ayew started upfront alongside new signing Ross McCormack against Bristol City on Saturday, with Rudy Gestede currently out with a hamstring injury.

The Villa Park side are looking to bring in another attacker before Wednesday’s deadline and they are in advanced talks with Jonathan Kodjia from Bristol City in a £15million move.

In other Aston Villa transfer news, Premier League newcomers Burnley and Middlesbrough are targeting a move for Charles N’Zogbia.