Medical this weekend: West Ham settle club-record deal - Sky
By Dominic Toner
West Ham have agreed a deal with Swansea for striker Andre Ayew, according to a report.
Sky Sports report on their transfer centre blog that a £20million deal has been settled between the two clubs for Ayew.
It is said that the forward will have a medical this weekend but Swansea will not formally allow Ayew to link up with the Hammers until they sign another striker.
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The Welsh club signed World Cup winner Fernando Llorente from Sevilla on Friday but are still on the look-out for another front man.
Sky Sports previously reported that West Ham had followed up their initial inquiry for Ayew with a £20million bid, and it appears the structure of the deal has now been finalised.
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The capture of the Ghana international will be regarded as a landmark deal as it will smash West Ham’s transfer record, which stands as the £15.5million signing of Andy Carroll from Liverpool in 2013.
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, their negotiations over a new defender have collapsed.