By Wayne Veysey

31st Jul, 2016 | 3:13pm

West Ham lodge £20m bid with Premier League rivals for yet another striker – report

By Coral Barry

West Ham have made a £20million bid for Swansea striker Andre Ayew, according to a report.

The Swansea hitman scored 12 goals in his debut season in the Premier League and has attracted the attentions of the Hammers as they continue their search for a top class striker.

Sky Sports now claim that West Ham have followed up an initial inquiry for the 26-year-old with a formal bid of £20million.

Ayew was thought to have interested West Ham last summer before eventually joining Swansea on a free transfers.

The Ghana international signed a four-year deal when he arrived, but could now be on his way out the door after West Ham met Swansea’s valuation of the player.

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West Ham have been very public in their pursuit of a top drawer frontman this summer and have reportedly failed in bids to bring AC Milan’s Carlos Bacca and Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette to the club.

Swansea have not decided whether to accept the offer and are said to be eager to secure attacking reinforcements before allowing Ayew to leave.

In other West Ham news, one Hammer has signed a new long-term deal with the club after his impressive displays at Euro 2016.