Newly-promoted Fulham are in talks with Championship side Swansea City over a £8m deal for Jordan Ayew, reports Sky Sports News.
The Ghana international was the Swans top scorer in last season’s unsuccessful fight against relegation, grabbing seven goals in the Premier League. With four more goals in other competitions, the extent of Swansea’s problems are laid bare, with Ayew the club’s top goalscorer.
It’s likely he will be the first of several high-profile departures with West Ham United tracking Lukasz Fabianski, 33, and Alfie Mawson, 24, in a double deal.
Ayew, 26, moved to South Wales with older brother Andre, 28, in a deal which saw Neil Taylor, 29, move to Aston Villa, as well as £5m depending on performance levels being met.
Born in Marseille, Jordan began his career with his hometown club before moving to Lorient and then to Villa Park. Last season was his most productive in front of goal since arriving in England, averaging a goal every four games.
The biggest concern for Slavisa Jokanovic, the Fulham boss, is Ayew’s assists record. Just two in the Premier League last season and five in total, in his two seasons in the top flight. Seasons which ended, incidentally, in both clubs being relegated.