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11th Aug, 2016 | 2:57pm

Report: Premier League open dialogue in £12m swoop for Aston Villa 24-year-old

By Will Butcher

Swansea City are looking to replace Andre Ayew with his younger brother Jordan, according to a report.

The older of the Ayew brothers joined Premier League rivals West Ham in club-record deal worth £20.5million on Monday.

Ghanaian website Ghana Soccernet now claim that Swansea manager Francesco Guidolin are lining up Aston Villa’s spearhead Jordan to replace his brother at the Liberty Stadium.

It is said that dialogue has already begun with Jordan’s agents about a deal that would take him to Swansea.

The Premier League side will have to meet the Midlands club’s valuation of the Ghana international if he is to leave Villa Park, which stands at £12million.

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The 24-year-old was one of the Villains only shining lights last summer as they ended a dismal campaign with relegation to the second tier of English football.

He scored seven of Villa’s 27 league goals, easily eclipsing his teammates as top scorer. The former Lorient striker has also been interesting the likes of West Brom, West Ham, Sunderland and German side Hamburger SV.

The Ghanaian international has scored 12 goals for his country in 37 caps, and scored three goals in two games during pre-season but was ineffective as Villa lost their Championship opener to Fulham last Friday.

The Villa hierarchy, led by owner Tony Xia, have claimed they will not cash in on Ayew, who has four years still remaining on the five-year contract he signed in July last year.

In other Aston Villa transfer news, this international striker has revealed that he would love to join Villa if they gave him a call.