By Will Butcher
Swansea will accept a £16million offer for Andre Ayew from Premier League rivals West Ham, according to a report.
The Sun claim that Ayew is heading to east London, where he will be handed a contract worth £75,000-a-week.
It is said that the Swans, who signed Ghanaian Ayew on a free last summer from Ligue 1 giants Marseille, are happy to make a huge profit on Ayew and reinvest that money on a replacement.
It had been reported that Chelsea were set to rival their London counterparts for Ayew, but it seems West Ham have stolen a march on Antonio Conte’s side.
Swansea’s number 10 was linked with Slaven Bilic’s side last summer when his Marseille contract ran out, but the Welsh side beat the Hammers to the former 1860 Munich trainee’s signature.
The 26-year-old wide forward joined Swansea last summer on a free transfer, and scored an impressive 12 goals in 34 Premier League appearances for Swansea in his debut season in English football.
Swans manager Francesco Guidolin is under no pressure to sell his star man, with three years still remaining on his contract.
But the Sun report says the deal is virtually all but done.
The versatile forward is predominantly a left-winger, but can also play on the right, as a number 10 and as a centre-forward himself.
Manager Slaven Bilic has brought in international stars Gokhan Tore, Havard Nordtveit and Sofiane Feghouli to bolster his ranks as the East London side prepare for a European campaign.
In other West Ham transfer news, the Hammers have received a boost in their pursuit of this South American striker.